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."
—Fanfare

"..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."
—Gramophone

 

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What am I listening to?

You are listening to O tres piteulx / Omnes amici 'Lamentatio sancte matris ecclesie Constantinopolitane', a track from our latest release on Hyperion of music by Guillaume Dufay, one of the most important composers of the fifteenth century. It is a lament on the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. It's one of the group's favourite pieces, a gentle and affecting piece that features both French and Latin texts, the latter from the Book of Lamentations. 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.