Playing time: 57' 40"
Acantus [Marco Ferrari (voice, flute, organistrum, bagpipes), Alessandra Fiori (voice), Gloria Moretti (voice), Stefano Pilati (voice), Guido Sodo (voice, lute), Fabio Tricomi (voice, lute, viella, flute, organistrum, tambourine)] & Miranda Aureli (organ), Roberta Binotti (chorus), Dina Cucchiaro (chorus), Frida Forlani (voice, chorus), Alida Oliva (flute), Cinzia Romeo (chorus), Tomomi Takamatsu (chorus), Silvia Testoni (voice, chorus)
Recording site and date:
Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy [08/1997]
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 76/912-86 (march 1999)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 23/1-393 (september/october 1999); 24/6-265 (july/august 2001)
Goldberg (#-p.) 8-61 (fall 1999)
Information from owned CD. This CD was choosen one of the best Gramophone 10 CDs for their March 1999 issue. This is an example of semi-popular sacred music known to scholars as cantus planus binatim or "primitive polyphony", polifonia simplice (including the laude genre). Although rather less enthusiastic than the Gramophone reviewer (David Fallows), I highly recommend this CD for those interested in Italian medieval polyphony or ethnomusicology of northern Italy.
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