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Dufay's Europe

Lucie Skeaping reflects on the career of the composer Guillaume Dufay, who spent much of his career working in some of the most active political centres of the day.

Guillaume Dufay was one of the most famous and successful composers of the mid 15th century. Born in Cambrai in what is now northern France, he spent most of his career touring Europe, working in some of the most important and influential centres of his day. He found himself in the middle of many of the major political struggles comfronting the 15th century which inevitably had a profound impact both on his life and music. Lucie Skeaping reflects on Dufay's Europe.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 1 Aug 2010 00:00

Music Played

  • Guillaume Dufay

    Vasilissa ergo gaude

    Performers: Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel, (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi, HMC 901700.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Adieu ces bon vins de Lannoys

    Performers: Ensemble Unicorn, Michael Posch, (director)

    • Naxos 8.553458.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Mille bonjours (claviar)

    Performer: Diabolus in Musica, Antoine Guerber (director)

    • Alpha 116.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Ecclesiae Militantis

    Performer: Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi, HMC 901700.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Qui latuit in virgine

    Performer: Les Haultz et les Bas

    • Christophorus, CHR 77193.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Se la face ay pale

    Performer: Diabolus in Musica, Antoine Guerber (director)

    • Alpha 116.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Nuper Rosarum Flores

    Performer: Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel, (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi, HMC 901700.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    J'ay mis mon cuer

    Performer: Ensemble Unicorn, Michael Posch, (director)

    • Naxos 8.553458.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Gloria from Missa Se la face ay pale

    Performer: Diabolus in Musica, Antoine Guerber (director)

    • Alpha 051.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Ave Regina Celorum

    Performers: New London Chamber Choir, James Wood (Conductor)

    • Amon Ra.
    • CD-SAR 56.

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