Playing time: 56' 12"
Obsidienne [Bruno Bonhoure (tenor), Pierre Bourhis (tenor), Pierre Briaud (tenor), Olivier Germond (tenor), Barnabé Janin (tenor), Agostino Magro (tenor), Hervé Maillet (tenor), Emmanuel Bonnardot (baritone), Raphaël Picazos (baritone), Pierre Tessier (baritone), Daniel Sarda (bass), Jérome Verghade (bass), Florence Jacquemart (bagpipe), Hélène Moreau (psaltery), Emmanuel Bonnardot (vielle)] - Emmanuel Bonnardot, dir.
Recording site and date:
Saint Tiburce church, Sergines, France [07/1997]
Diapason (#-p.): 459-96 (may 1999)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 77/919-104 (october 1999)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 23/1-394 (september/october 1999)
Goldberg (#-p.): 8-99 (fall 1999)
Information from owned CD.
The laud of this era is a direct extension of the genre from medieval times. However, by this time, it is sometimes polyphonic and can reuse music from the courtly songs of the era. In addition, some of the famous composers of the time take part in setting lauds. The present recording demonstrates this connection particularly closely by constructing a program featuring many lauds together with some similarly inspired pieces in other genres.
Other recordings devoted primarily to the 15th century Italian laud:
And another recording mixing the laud proper with more technical music on related themes, including from a somewhat earlier era:
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