Performers: Els Delsupehe (soprano, portative organ, crumhorn); Paul Gerhardt Adam (countertenor); Edmund Brownless (tenor); Dirk Snellings (bass, Renaissance gamba, crumhorn); Carine Rinkes (Renaissance block-flute, dulcian, crumhorn); Eugeen Schreurs (Renaissance gamba, crumhorn); Hans Michael Koch (Renaissance lute); Paul van Loey (Renaissance block-flute).
Playing time: 60:25
Recording date Unknown (1993?)
This recording attempts to show something of the scope of musical life in late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Bruges. The liner notes emphasize the importance of printing in making music available to a wider spectrum of people, especially the middle class. The songbook from which selections are taken is a hand-compiled, richly illuminated work in four volumes of more than three hundred pages each, made in 1542 for the Bruges yarn, linen and fabric merchant, Zeghere van Male. All tracks make use of at least one instrument.
All unattributed pieces are anonymous.
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