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Never the Twain Shall Meet

Lucie Skeaping surveys the Middle East's influence on early music, focusing on medieval dance music, Sephardic song and plainchant.

"East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." So wrote Rudyard Kipling, but in the world of early music at least, the artistry of the Middle East exerted a huge influence on the instruments and compositions of Europe. From Greek music theory to wandering minstrels, and poetic song-forms to filigree melodies, Lucie Skeaping surveys the musical legacy of this lively contact, visiting medieval dance-music, Sephardic song and plainchant along the way.

1 hour

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Sun 25 Jan 2015 14:00

Music Played

  • Anon.

    Danse Real (extract)

    Performer: The Dufay Collective.
    • Continuum : CCD 1042.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    Mezcla los vasos (extract)

    Performer: Eduardo Paniagua & El Arabi Trio. Performer: El Arabi Ensemble.
    • PNEUMA : PN 320.
    • 1.
  • Anonymous

    Enamorado Nostalgico

    Performer: Eduardo Paniagua. Performer: El Arabi Ensemble.
    • PNEUMA : PN 500.
    • 7.
  • Trad.

    Chominciamento di Gioia (Istanpitta) (excerpt)

    Performer: The Dufay Collective.
    • Continuum : CCD 1042.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    La Quatre Estampie Reales

    Performer: The Dufay Collective.
    • Continuum : CCD 1042.
    • 3.
  • Trad.

    1st Ductia

    Performer: The Dufay Collective.
    • Continuum : CCD 1042.
    • 4.
  • Trad.

    Laudario di Cortona - Fa mi cantar di la beata

    Performer: Oni Wytars Ensemble.
    • NAXOS : 8.557637.
    • 2.
  • Anon.

    Dum Pater Familias

    Performer: New Orleans Musica da Camera.
    • Centaur : CRC 2373.
    • 1.
  • Anonymous

    La Virgen de la Leche

    Performer: Eduardo Paniagua. Performer: Musica Antigua.
    • Pneuma : PN2-880.
    • 3.
  • Anon.

    Bele Doette (extract)

    Performer: Thais St. Julien.
    • Centaur : CRC 2373.
    • 13.
  • Trad.

    High Holidays Liturgy (extract)

    Performer: Jacob Adi.
    • Spectrum : SM 1604-2.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    Shema Israel

    Performer: Dormition Abbey Choir.
    • Musica Sancta Vol.1.
    • 2.
  • Trad.

    Per Gloriam

    Performer: Escolania de la Abadia de Santa Cruz - Schola Antiqua. Performer: Padre Laurentino Saenz de Buruaga OSB.
    • Jade : 74321 285952.
    • 33.
  • Diego Pisador

    Quien huviesse tal ventura

    Performer: Sarband.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi : 05472 77372 2.
    • 5.
  • Trad.

    Fuggi, fuggi, fuggi (Il Ballo di Mantova)

    Performer: Ensemble Lucidarium.
    • BBC recording.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale "Jesu bleibet meine Freude" (extract)

    Performer: English Baroque Soloists. Performer: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Performer: Monteverdi Choir.
    • ARCHIV : 431 8092.
    • 17.

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