Dreams in the Pleasure Garden - Machaut

"[a] beautifully prepared sequence...strange and wonderful music"
—The Guardian

"El excelente grupo inglés Orlando Consort not trasnmite toda la belleza de la música y de la poesia y, como reza el títolo de portada, nos lleva de la mano a soñar en el jardín de las delicias."
—El Culturel

"The singing is superb, as we have heard in earlier releases by this group….No other collection of Machaut’s songs is half as good."

"..the sheer skill of the Orlando Consort leaves one speechless: everything is immaculately tuned, balanced and phrased: the music is flawlessly edited (by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson), itself still no easy task; absolutely nothing seems to impede the flow of the music."


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What am I listening to?

You are listening to Ave mundi rosa, a piece from the fourteenth-century, typically English in its use of sweet parallel harmonies. It is the latest in our ongoing series of recordings for Hyperion, a survey of English choral music from the late thirteenth to the early fourteenth centuries. 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.