Ecole de Notre Dame: Permanence et Rayonnement

Ecole de Notre Dame de Paris
Permanence et Rayonnement: XIIe, XIIIe et XIVe siècles
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Harmonic 9349

This remains a superlative interpretation of some fine music. Although the program is not necessarily as striking as some, the stylistic range is welcome. Some of the most famous pieces of the era are included, along with some lesser-known items.

The performance remains sophisticated, building on Ensemble Gilles Binchois' previous experience in an earlier program (no longer listed here). The alternation between male & female ensembles is very effective, as is the phrasing and articulatory style.

To medieval sacred list

Todd M. McComb