Reissued in Virgin Veritas 45337 (2 CDs) & Virgin Veritas 61818 (2 CDs)
Performers: Anne-Marie Lablaude (voice), Brigitte Lesne (voice, harp), Catherine Joussellin (voice, vielle), Akira Tachikawa (voice), Emmanuel Bonnardot (voice, vielle), Dominique Vellard (voice, lute), Philippe Balloy (voice), Pierre Hamon (recorder, bagpipe), Pierre Boragno (recorder), Randall Cook (vielle, recorder, shawm), Georges Lartigau (organ)
Playing time: 60'
Recording date: December 1989
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 15/2- (Nov/Dec 1991)
The Feast of the Pheasant (Banquet du Voeu) was a famous dinner given by Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy in 1454 in preparation for another crusade (which never happened). The feast incorporated music, and a few of the selections above are known to have been specifically performed there. This recording presents a wonderful introduction to the music of the time.
Along with several of the impressive songs of this era, this program includes various pieces in other genres, including brief sacred pieces and lighter items.
A very similar program:
A recording in related style devoted to a similarly mixed program of closely related music in Italy during this period:
A reissue of a classic program of similar music, in a performance style which helped to set the stage for the present ensemble:
A recording featuring the dance music which makes a part of the present program:
A recording devoted the "loud" wind music of this era as illustrated so well in the present selection:
A program by an ensemble related to the present one, leading to Dufay & Binchois songs via those of the generation which preceded them:
Finally, a recording from the broader era, focusing on the theme of feasting:
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