Philippe de Vitry and the Ars Nova

"The Orlando Consort is a superb unaccompanied vocal group ... collectors wishing to explore the musical riches of this period could hardly do better that to invest in this disc."
—CD Review

"I recommend the disc strongly for the deliciously fine tuning practised by the singers and for the endless fascination of the music."
—Sydney Morning Herald

"The Orlando Consort unfold this weirdly unpredictable music with flawless clarity."
—Q Magazine

"The Orlando Consort display exemplary purity of tone and pitch."
—American Record Guide

Amon Ra 49

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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.