Popes & Antipopes


[Short listed for Gramophone Early Music Award 1996]

"Simply the best recording here"
—BBC Kaleidoscope

"The balance of intellect and musicianship is just about perfect, and fitsthe repertory like a glove. To be savoured meditatively like an Islay malt"
—Gramophone

"Simply brilliant"
—BBC Music Magazine

"Now they've hit the nail right on the head!...This is not to be missed"
—Fanfare

Metronome (MET CD 1008)

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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.