Medieval Music Rec List

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nanshe-of-nina:

penthesileas:

As requested by breval! This list isn’t all-inclusive or even a best-of for each artist mentioned, it’s more just a list of bands and recordings I particularly like. As often as I can I have listed album names in English, but I’ve often just copied them from my music library as-is. I’ve also linked to an artist website as often as possible.

ALTRAMAR

  • Iberian Garden (Vols. 1 + 2)

ANONYMOUS 4

  • A Lammas Ladymass: 13th and 14th C. English Chant and Polyphony | Four Centuries of Chant  | Love’s Illusion: Music from the Montpellier Codex

CALAMUS

  • The Splendour of Al-Andalus

THE DUFAY COLLECTIVE

  • A L’Estampida: Medieval Dance Music

EDUARDO PANIAGUA

  • Battle of Alarcos, 1195 | Caballeros: Songs of Alfonxo X 1221-1284 | Cantigas de Flauta y Tamboil | Canto Visigótico-Mozárabe Santiago y la antigua Liturgia Hispana | Espana del Cid: Caballeros y Guerreros – Musica de los Siglos XI al XIII | Danzas Medievales Españolas | Music of the Court in the Europe of Juana I de Castilla | Also check out his collection of the Cantigas of Alfonso X (with Ensemble Musica Antigua), it’s a great collection of way too many CDs to list here

ENSEMBLE CONSTANTINOPLE

  • Carrefour de la Méditerranée | De Castille a Samarkand | Memoria Sefardi | Music du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance

ENSEMBLE GILLES BINCHOIS

  • 1163-1245: Les premieres polyphonies françaises | Le Banquet du voeu, 1454 | Les premieres polyphonies françaises; Organa et tropes du XIe siècle | Meeting of Angels | Nova Cantica: Latin Songs of the Middle Ages | Permanence et Rayonnement

ENSEMBLE ONI WYTARS

  • From Byzantium to Andalusia

ENSEMBLE ORGANUM

  • Chant Cistercien: Monodies di XIIe siècle | Chant de l’église de Rome (Vi – XIII siècles) | Chant de l’église de Rome (Periode Byzantine) | Chant Mozarabe | Compostella: Ad Vesperas Sancti Iacobi | Le Chant des Templiers | Missa Gotica | Plain Chant: Cathédrale d’Auxerre XVIIIe siècle | Polyphonie Aquitaine du XII siecle

ENSEMBLE RENAISSANCE

  • Marco Polo: The Journey

ENSEMBLE UNICORN

  • Carmina Burana (with Ensemble Oni Wytars) | Chominciamento Di Gioia | Music of the Troubadours (with Ensemble Oni Wytars) | On the Way to Bethlehem: Music of the Medieval Pilgrim

ENSEMBLE VENANCE FORTUNANT

  • De Profundis | Rituel: Chants sacrés au temps des premiers capétiens

ESTAMPIE

  • A Chantar | Ave Maris Stella

GOTHIC VOICES

  • A Feather on the Breath of God: Hildegard von Bingen | Jerusalem: Vision of Peace: Music of the Crusades c.1180-1240 | Lancaster and Valois | Music for the Lion-Hearted King | The Earliest Songbook in England | The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: Motets and Songs from 13th C. France | The Service of Venus and Mars: Music for the Knights of the Garter | A Song for Francesca: Music in Italy, 1330-1430 | The Spirits of England and France (Vols. 1-5) | The Unknown Lover: Songs of Solage and Machaut

IN DULCI JUBILO

  • Ambrosian Chant

IOCULATORES

  • Media Vita in Morte Sumus | Songs and Danes of the 13th-15th Century

JORDI SAVALL

  • Dinastia Borgia | Espana Antigua | Mare Nostrum | Orient-Occident 1200-1700 | The Forgotten Kingdom | The Route to the Orient | The Sublime Gate: Voices of Istanbul

MILLENARIUM

  • Danza (Medieval Dances)

SARBAND

  • Fallen Women | Llibre Vermell de Montserrat | Pilgrims of the Soul | Sacred Bridges

SEQUENTIA

  • 900 Years: Hildegard von Bingen [5 CD set] | Sons of Thunder: Music for Saint James the Apostle

SISTER MARIE KEYROUZ

  • Cantiques De L’Orient | Chant Byzantin: Passion et Résurrection

TAPESTRY

  • Celestial Light: Hildegard von Bingen | Song of Songs: A Portrait of Sensual and Spiritual Love

VOX VULGARIS

  • The Shape of Medieval Music to Come

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