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The Early Music Show

Antoine Busnoys

Sunday 6 June 2004 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Catherine Bott introduces motets and chansons by the 15th Century French composer, singer and poet Antoine Busnoys. He was one of the most celebrated musicians of the age, who is claimed to have started the tradition of setting the Mass using the popular tune L'homme arme.

In this specially recorded sequence, the Orlando Consort feature some of his Latin motets with double text and a sequence of his French rondeaux and virelai.


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