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COURTS IN COLOUR
CANTIGAS

This is a collection of items that focuses on four importnat courts of the Middle Ages - those of Eleanor of Aquitaine (France); Gaon of Tiberias (Jerusalem); Saladin (Egypt) and Alfonso X (Castile and Leon in Spain.)

They are brought to life by a wide array of medieval instruments both from Europe and the Middle East, revealing each court's unique style and character. All the pieces are compositions by Cantigasbased on original melodies.

playing time: 71.13  
direct sale price:  $18.99
audio  sample: Quen a omagen (extract)  
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tracks:
FRANCE:
A l'entrade del tens clar
Gaite de la Tor
Ce fut en mai
C'est la fins
Can vei la lauzeta
A chantar
De bone amour
JERUSALEM:
Hebrew Melody I&II (Niggunim)
Hebrew Melody III
Hebrew Melody IV
Hebrew Meoldy V (Fun shtot tsu shtot)
Hebrew Melody VI
EGYPT:
Taqsim - Turkish Melody I
Turkish Semai
Taqsim - Turkish Melody II
CASTILE & LEON:
Quen a omagen
Alegria
A que por muygran
Como o demo
Virgen Madre gloriosa
En todo nos faz merçee

review extracts:
“[An] excellently produced and performed disc which will bring much joy to lovers of early music.” - The Canberra TImes
“played with delicacy, precision and power ... Thanks to Cantigas for finding this music and performing it.” - The Melburnian