Performers: Emmanuel Bonnardot (voice, fiddle, rebec, jingles), Pierre Hamon (flute, bagpipes, double pipe, bamboo flute, three-holed flute, six-holed flute, frame drum, voice), Brigitte Lesne (voice, harp, hurdy-gurdy, small cymbals, frame drum), Catherine Sergent (voice)
Playing time: 63'
Recording date: April 1995
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The program forms a cycle of compositions by Gautier de Coincy (1177/78-1236), part of a larger literary work designed to chronical the miracles of the Virgin. This was one of the more celebrated works of the period, suriving on more than 80 manuscripts, and apparently forming part of the inspiration for the presently more famous Cantigas from Spain. Some songs use melodies derived from other sources, while others are apparently original. Gautier became a monk as a teen, and was abbot in Soissons by 1233.
Reissued in Opus 111 2003 and Opus 111 30-354.
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