Courts in Colour

A collection of traditional melodies from the important courts of Spain, France, Egypt and Jerusalem in the Middle Ages.

A fascinating collection of 21 vibrant tracks based on melodies from four mediæval courts, those of Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 - 1204), Gaon of Tiberias (1000-1077), Saladin of Egypt (1138-1193) and Alfonso X of Castile and Leon (1252-1284). Cantigas creatively explore sounds and expression within an historical context, brought to life by an array of authentic mediæval instruments revealing the unique style and character of each nationality.

Artist

Cantigas

Cantigas recreate the music of the Middle Ages with authentic compositions which use techniques of mediaeval performance practice such as countermelodies, drones, rhythm parts and creative improvisation.


Press quotes

“[An] excellently produced and performed disc which will bring much joy to lovers of early music.”

The Canberra Times

“played with delicacy, precision and power ... Thanks to Cantigas for finding this music and performing it.”

The Melburnian

“If you like folk music, you will probably go nute over it”

— Patrice Connelly, Australian Music Teacher Magazine

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Track Listing

  1. A l'entrade del tens clar Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  2. Gaite de la Tor Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  3. Ce fut en mai Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  4. C'est la fins Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  5. Can vei la lauzeta Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  6. A chantar Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  7. De bone amour Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  8. Hebrew Melody I and II (Niggunim) Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  9. Hebrew Melody III Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  10. Hebrew Melody IV Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  11. Hebrew Melody V Fun shtot tsu shtot Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  12. Hebrew Melody VI Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  13. Turkish Melody I (Taqsim) Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  14. Turkish Semai Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  15. Turkish Melody II (Taqsim) Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  16. Cantiga 353 Quen a omagen Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  17. Cantiga 3 (supp) Alegria Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  18. Cantiga 384 A que por muygran Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  19. Cantiga 10 (supp) Como o demo Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  20. Cantiga 2 (supp) Virgen Madre gloriosa Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter
  21. Cantiga 375 En todo nos faz merçee Zana Clarke Caroline Downer Philip Gunter

Performers

Composers


Where to buy

Courts in Colour can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’ and Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Engineer
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Venue
Move Records Studio
Release date
1996
Copyright
© 1996 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1996 Move Records
Categories
Classical, Early music
Catalogue number
MD 3177
Alternate catalogue number
MD3177
Barcode
EAN 9314574317725