About the album
Nancy Mayer voice (1),C hristopher Kale voice (2)
Arnout Lems voice (3) Piet Stryckers renaissance viol
Peter de Clercq recorder (4) Patrick Denecker recorder (5) Ita Hijmans recorder (6).
All songs on this recording come from the Koning Manuscript, which is presently kept in the Royal Library of Brussels (ms II 270). It is a two-part manuscript, the songbook portion of which was compiled around 1500; in addition to the 29 polyphonic songs, it contains the verse text for an antiphon, songs without musical notation and spiritual poetry in Latin and Middle Dutch, and has been enriched with a number of illustrations.
The instrumental pieces on this CD are all arrangements of the songs written in a 15th Century style.
12Truren moet ic nacht ende dach
13Flatu docta spiritali
14O, Jesus bant
15Puram Christo te dedisti
16Die werlt leit mi so seer en quelt
17Ave pulcherrima regina
18Mijns herten troest
19Costi regis filia
110Adieu, naturlic leven mijn
111Digne colat ecclesia
112Och, voer die doot en is geen boet
114Jesu dulcis memoria
This week on NPO Radio 4 in Passaggio in their window, the new album 'Totdat de wachter heeft gezongen' of Aventure - ensemble voor middeleeuwse muziek! Medieval music is like archeology, carefully reconstructed and also the imagination can do its magic! You can listen to this through this link.