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Boethius's 'The Consolation of Philosophy' in music

Lucie Skeaping talks to Sam Barrett and Benjamin Bagby about Sequentia’s project to reconstruct songs from Boethius's 'The Consolation of Philosophy', a seminal medieval book.

Lucie Skeaping talks to Dr Sam Barrett and Benjamin Bagby about Sequentia’s project to reconstruct songs from Boethius’ seminal work, “The Consolation of Philosophy” - one of the most widely read books of the Middle Ages. It’s a fascinating piece of research, musical detective work, detailed reconstruction... and some imagination too!

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41 minutes

Music Played

  • Anonymous

    Carmina qui quondam (Boethius: Consolations of Philosophy)

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Glossa.
  • Anonymous

    Heu quam praecipiti (Boethius: Consolations of Philosophy)

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Glossa.
  • Anonymous

    Quisquis composito (Boethius: Consolations of Philosophy)

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Glossa.
  • Anonymous

    Quid tantos (Boethius: Consolations of Philosophy)

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Glossa.
  • Anonymous

    Stans a longe (Boethius: Consolations of Philosophy)

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Glossa.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O vis aeternitatis

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Anon.

    Samson dux fortissime

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Anonymous

    Aurea personet lira

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Anonymous

    Jesu Cristes mildes moder stod

    Ensemble: Sequentia.
    • Harmonia Mundi.

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