The Saracen and the Dove

"It is a real treat to devote a disc to the music produced in Padua and Pavia around 1400. The quality of the performances are such that they should satisfy not only the most demanding music lover, for whom the perfect sound and model diction provide a real treat, but also the musicologist in search of performances that match historical facts. The result is therefore an exceptional one, a master class which, once again, highlights the artistic status of the Orlando Consort."
—Goldberg Magazine

"...performed with consummate musicianship and compelling energy by the Orlando Consort. ........In brief, this release captures the ear with the beauty of its sound-world and the imagination with the range of its textural imagery and historical resonances. A magnificent achievement."
—Early Music Quarterly

"These treasures should not be missed."
—Daily Telegraph

Deutsche Grammophon (Archiv 459 620-2)

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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.