A Meeting in the Lowlands

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Program: #03-40, Air Date: 10/06/03

The latest recording by the Binchois Consort takes us to a time when the great Duchy of Burgundy met the Royal French Court at Dufay's home cathedral at Cambrai, as Henry Tudor was preparing to cross the Channel to retake England from Richard III.

 
NOTE: All of the music on this program is from the recording
Dufay: Missa Puisque je vis with the Binchois Consort directed by
Andrew Kirkman on the Hyperion label (number CDA 67368).
 
Andrew Kirkman suggests these pieces were perhaps composed
for the musical confraternity at the Cathedral of Cambrai at a 
formal meeting between the Burgundian and Royal French courts
in 1468, with the Compere work reflecting Henry Tudor's preparations
to invade England to retake the nation from Richard III in 1485.
 
The program is sponsored in part by the Belgian Tourist Office
and the Embassy of Belgium in Washington, D.C. For 
more information on visiting Belgium,
you may contact the Belgian Tourist Office at:
www.visitbelgium.com.
 
GUILLAUME DUFAY (1397-1474) (attributed): Missa Puisque je vis.
 
LOYSET COMPERE (c.1445--1518): Omnium bonorum plena.
 
Anon. (c. 1475-1485): Concede nobis domine; Salve maris stella
    (world premier performances).
 
DUFAY: Ave regina celorum.
 

Composer Info

GUILLAUME DUFAY (1397-1474), LOYSET COMPERE (c.1445--1518),

CD Info

CDA 67368.