Thirteenth-century Spanish Songs in Praise of the Virgin Mary
The Dufay Collective & Vivien Ellis
Chandos 9513


    Alfonso el Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria (Fiestas de Santa Maria)
  1. Cantiga 420: Beyeita es Maria

  2. Alfonso el Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria
  3. Cantiga 207: Procession (Se ome fezer de grado pola Virgen algun ben)
  4. Cantiga 167: Quen quer que na Virgen fia,
  5. Cantiga 42: Estampie on A Virgen mui groriosa
  6. Cantiga 254: O Nome da Virgen Santa
  7. Cantiga 37: Miragres fremosos (instr.)

  8. Alfonso el Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria (Cantiga de loor)
  9. Cantiga 160: Quen bõa dona

  10. Alfonso el Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria
  11. Cantiga 354: Eno pouco e no muito
  12. Cantiga 249: Aquel que de voontade Santa Maria servir, (instr.)
  13. Cantiga 391: Como pod' a groriosa
  14. Cantiga 221: Ben per está aos reis d'amaren Santa Maria (instr.)
  15. Cantiga 377: Sempr'a Virgen groriosa
  16. Cantiga 57: Mui grandes noit' e dia (instr.)

Playing time: 71' 34"

The Dufay Collective [Paul Bevan (long trumpet, percussion, whistle, rabab), Giles Lewin (vielle, rabab, shawm, whistle), William Lyons (shawm, whistle, sinfony, saz, percussion), Raphael Mizraki (oud, rabab, saz, percussion), Susanna Pell (vielle, rabab), Peter Skuce (harp, rabab, percussion)] & Vivien Ellis (soprano voice).

Recording site and date:
Orford Church, England [02/1996]

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 445-64 (feb. 1998)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 21/4-88 (march/april 1998)

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