Sources (text edition):
-, - Peter Dronke (Cambridge), copyright 1994
 Gaston Zink (Paris), copyright 1994
 London, British Library, Harley 978, fol. 2
 Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Helmsted 628, fol. 126
 Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale NAL 3126, fol. 88v
 München, Bayerische Staatbibiothek, Clm 5539, fol. 87
 Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale fr. 12615, fol. 63v
 Cambridge, University Library, Add. 710, fol. 126
 München, Bayerische Staatbibiothek, Clm 5539, fol. 161
Playing time: 74'
Sequentia, Ensemble für Musik des Mittelalters
Sequentia men's vocal ensemble (Sons of Thunder): Benjamin Bagby (voice, medieval harp), Stephen Grant (voice), Paul Guttry (voice), William Hite (voice), Frank Kelley (voice), Eric Mentzel (voice), Sanford Sylvan (voice)
Barbara Thornton (voice), Elizabeth Gaver (medieval fiddle)
Barbara Thornton & Benjamin Bagby, dirs.
Recording site and date:
Campion Center, Weston, MA, USA [11/1994];
 RCA "Red Seals" 82876 60986 2 [CDx4] Trésors - Moyen-Âge
This recording is focused primarily on monophonic Latin songs derived from Biblical stories. It provides a nice glimpse into the wide array of such poetry & music from the era.
This sort of musical activity also found outlet in the liturgical dramas of the period, the most famous of which was the Play of Daniel. A recording citation, leading to more discussion of these medieval plays:
In this case, many similar style Latin lyrics combine into a dramatic presentation in the general festivity of the days on which such programs would be performed.
Other recordings which feature some interesting items in the general "medieval lyrics" genre:
The second program above is devoted primarily to Peter Abelard (1079-1142), the most famous composer of monophonic Latin from the era.
A recording of even earlier material:
And a program by the present ensemble ranging even farther afield:
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