Performers: Benjamin Bagby (voice, harps), Hanna Marti (voice, harp), Norbert Rodenkirchen (flutes)
Playing time: 51'
Recording date: July & August 2017 (Cologne); released: 2018
Evidence suggests that the laments in the sixth century work of Boethius were sung, and this is an attempt at reconstruction, with the help of scholar Sam Barrett. They are based primarily on a fragment from the Cambridge Songs (compiled c.1040), boosted by a rediscovered Canterbury source. The instrumental pieces are unrelated, "reconstructed from a contemporary Anglo-Saxon repertory from neaby Winchester."
The earlier Sequentia program based largely on the same Cambridge Songs source, and featuring previous attempts at reconstructing the Boethius melodies:
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