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Catherine Bott explores one of the deadliest pandemics in human history - the Black Death in the 14th century - via the music of the composers who lived through the time. They include Guillaume de Machaut, who wrote of the plague in his poem The Judgement of the King of Navarre.

Playlist:

Guillaume de Machaut: Introitus: Gaudeamus omnes in Domino from Messe de Nostre Dame
Taverner Consort/Taverner Choir/Andrew Parrott
EMI CDC 7 47949 2
Track 1

Guillaume de Machaut: Quand je sui mis au retour
Early Music Consort of London/Martyn Hill/David Munrow
VIRGIN VERITAS VED 5 61284 2
CD1 Track 9

Philippe de Vitry: Apta caro/ Flos virginum
Orlando Consort
AMON RA CD-SAR 49
Track 3

Segue to:

J de Porta: Alma polis religio/Axe poli cum artica
Gothic Voices/Christopher Page
HYPERION CDA 66463
Track 5

Landini: Abbonda di virtue
Micrologus
OPUS 111 OPS 30-112
Track 14

Anon: Lamento di Tristano/La Rotta
Dufay Collective
CONTINUUM CCD 1042
Tracks 7-8

P des Molins: Amis tout dous vis (rondeau)
The Early Music Consort of London/David Munrow
VIRGIN VERITAS VED 5 61284 2
CD1 Track 5

Giovanni da Firenze: Quand'Amor
Micrologus
OPUS 111 OPS 30-112
Track 2

Segue to:

Gherardello de Florentia: De poni amor a me
Micrologus
OPUS 111 OPS 30-112
Track 12

Guillaume de Machaut: Sanctus et Benedictus from Messe de Nostre Dame
Taverner Consort/Taverner Choir/Andrew Parrott
EMI CDC 7 47949 2
Track 13.

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Sat 26 Sep 2009 13:00