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Program: #06-52, Air Date: 12/18/06

Our friends The Orlando Consort have a beautiful project for Christmas 2006--we'll talk with founding member Donald Greig about the evolution of this repertoire from the earliest multi-voice writing, through the medieval carol, and into the great era of Franco-Flemish polyphony.

NOTE: Our friends The Orlando Consort have a beautiful project for Christmas 2006--Medieval Christmas: 10th to 16th-century secular & liturgical music for feast days. We talk with founding member Donald Greig about the evolution of this repertoire from the earliest polyphony, through the medieval carol, and into the great era of Franco-Flemish polyphony.

The CD is number HMU 907418--For more information, you may contact them at:

www.harmoniamundi.com

All works are anonymous unless otherwise noted:

PROPHECY

--Christe redemptor (Troped Kyrie from the Winchester Troper--"Christ the Redeemer have mercy on us")

--Quem Iohannes (Troped Agnus Dei from the Winchester Troper--"When John preached in the desert").

--Alleluia V. Dies sanctificatus (Winchester Troper--"Alleluia: The sanctified day hath dawned upon us").

--O primus homo corruit (Aquitanian--"The first man fell").

--Lux refulgit (Aquitanian--"Gleams the light that was emitted from above").

NEW YEAR'S DAY

--Annus renascitur (conductus--"The year is being reborn").

--De quan qu'on peut (ballade--"With all that may be given as a New Year's gift").

--ARNOLD de LANTINS (?--before 1432): Tout mon desir ("All my desire and my wish").

--GUILLAUME DUFAY (1397-1474): Ce jour de l'an ("This New Year's Day I will be joyful").

THE CAROL

--Clangat tuba (Ritson MS--"Let the trumpet sound, martyr Thomas").

--Ave rex angelorum (Egerton MS--"Hail, king of angels").

--Eya, martyr Stephane (Cambridge, Trinity Coll MS 6.3.58--"Hail, martyr Stephen").

NARRATIVE MOTETS

--JACOBUS CLEMENS non PAPA (c.1510/15--1555/6): Vox in Rama ("In Rama, there was a voice heard").

--Lullay, Lullow: I saw a swete semely syght (Ritson MS).

--LOYSET COMPERE (c,1445-1518): O admirabile commercium ("O wondrous transaction!").

--CLEMENS non PAPA: Pastores loquebantur ("The shepherds said to one another").

NOEL

--ANTOINE BUSNOIS (c.1430-1492): Noel, noel, noel.

--ANTOINE BRUMEL (c.1460--c.1515): Noe, noe, noe.

--ANTOINE BUSNOIS: Nato canunt omnia ("Let all the hosts piously sing to the newborn Lord").

Composer Info

ARNOLD de LANTINS (?--before 1432), GUILLAUME DUFAY (1397-1474), JACOBUS CLEMENS non PAPA (c.1510/15--1555/6), LOYSET COMPERE (c,1445-1518), ANTOINE BUSNOIS (c.1430-1492), ANTOINE BRUMEL (c.1460--c.1515)