Mediæval and folk-based music from Europe, Asia and the Middle East – inspired by the centres of barter and exchange grouped along busy trade routes.
This anthology inspired by the mediæval centres of barter and exchange grouped along the busy trade routes, reflects the gathering together of people not only from Europe but also Asia and the Middle East and the resulting exchange of musical culture and ideas.
Includes instrumental arrangements of Machaut, The Cantigas de Santa Maria, pieces from Tibet, Syria, Japan, Germany, France, Spain and Constantinople performed on percussion, recorder and mediæval string instruments.
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.
“intricate rhythmic support, and bright, individual instrumental colours will attract everyone, interested in early music or not ... a nicely balanced sequence of subtle, individual and very satisfying miniatures”
— Malcolm Tattersall, Australia's Journal of Recorder and Early Music
- Nu alrest Walther von der Vogelweide
- Quant ay
- Douce dame jolie Guillaume de Machaut
- Chose Tassin
- Reis glorios Guiraut de Borneill
- Minstrel Melodies (Heinrich von Meissen)
- Bonum est factum
- Village Fair
- Constantinople: 10 8
- Constantinople: 2 4
- Constantinople: 13 4
- Constantinople: 13 8
- Se je souspir Guillaume de Machaut
- Balaam prophetanti
- Himalayan Journey
- Mogami's ferryman
- Ecce torpet probitas
- Santa Maria (Cantigas de Santa Maria)
Where to buy
Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.