Loyset Compère

"Discovery of the year goes to the Orlando consort's selection of music by Loyset Compère. This stylish release marks a further step forward in the evolution of this elegant and intelligent ensemble."

"This CD is simply a marvellous addition to the catalogue."
—Musical Times

"..one of the CDs that has given me most pleasure this year was partly my own initiative, the Orlando Consort in music by that magical composer Loyset Compere. It contains music that I have long wanted to hear in a performance that thoroughly suits my taste." David Fallows,

"The Orlando singers deliver lovely, suave, sensitive performances...This is clearly a 'must' for collectors of early music.'
—American Record Guide

Metronome (MET CD 1002)

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What am I listening to?

You are listening to Je suis aussi com cils qui est ravis, a ballade by Guillaume de Machaut for three voices. As Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel puts it in her excellent liner notes for The Single Rose, our most recent recording for Hyperion Records, it is “the song of one depleted by the ravages of love.” “My head is filled with no thoughts …. Save for those of my lady love,” laments the poet-composer. You can hear more on the Hyperion website, read the engaging liner notes, and order or download tracks or the entire album in a number of formats.