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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What am I listening to?

You are listening to a commemorative motet, ‘Quis dabit capiti meo aquam’, by the composer, Heinrich Isaac (c1450-1517). Specifically, you will hear the last of the four sections of this beautiful piece, a lament on the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici in April 1492. It is one track from our latest disk, The Florentine Renaissance, produced by Hyperion records (DA68349), a rich and varied selection of secular and sacred music, an aural collage of the vibrant city of Florence in the early Renaissance.