Music of the Middle Ages: Songs, Laments and Dances CD


Price: $18.95

A song of love found and love lost, of love unrequited, of love fought for, and of battles won and lost. Instruments and voices explore the music of the past in songs, laments and dances. Lots of variety and color evoke the medieval world of chivalry and romance. Most works are anonymous, and are taken from manuscripts of the period.

This album brings together a wide variety of medieval music, using voices, and instruments in a colorful and fascinating way to bring these ancient notes to new life. The groups making the music are all specialists in their field and have transformed the feint dots, lines and markings of a series of medieval manuscripts into fine sounds: with good tunes and rhythms, this music is both touching and exciting to hear.

Performances by Serendipity, The Monks and Novices of St. Frideswide and The Oxford Girls' Choir.

23 tracks, Over 1 Hour of Music