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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.



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



Where to buy

Travellers' Tapestry is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
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Travellers' Tapestry is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

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Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

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