Travellers' Tapestry

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.

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 quote

“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

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Track Listing

  1. Nu alrest Walther von der Vogelweide
  2. Nota
  3. Quant ay
  4. Douce dame jolie Guillaume de Machaut
  5. Chose Tassin
  6. Reis glorios Guiraut de Borneill
  7. Minstrel Melodies (Heinrich von Meissen)
  8. Bonum est factum
  9. Village Fair
  10. Constantinople: 10 8
  11. Constantinople: 2 4
  12. Constantinople: 13 4
  13. Constantinople: 13 8
  14. Istanpitta
  15. Se je souspir Guillaume de Machaut
  16. Balaam prophetanti
  17. Himalayan Journey
  18. Mogami's ferryman
  19. Saltarello
  20. Ecce torpet probitas
  21. Santa Maria (Cantigas de Santa Maria)

Performers

Composer


Where to buy

Travellers' Tapestry 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’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Engineer
Martin Wright
Venue
Move Records Studio
Release date
1994
Copyright
© 1994 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1994 Move Records
Categories
Classical, Early music, Folk music
Catalogue number
MD 3153
Alternate catalogue number
MD3153
Barcode
EAN 9314574315325