Russell Oberlin - Music Of The Middle Ages, Vol. 5 English Medieval Songs (12th And 13th Centuries)

Russell Oberlin - Music Of The Middle Ages, Vol. 5 English Medieval Songs (12th And 13th Centuries)

Performer: Russell Oberlin
Genre: Classical
Album: Music Of The Middle Ages, Vol. 5 English Medieval Songs (12th And 13th Centuries)
Released: 1994
Style: Medieval

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Tracklist

The St. Godric Songs
1 Crist And St. Marie 1:46
2 Sainte Marie Virgine Moder 1:03
3 Sainte Marie Cristes Bur 0:55
4 Sainte Nocolaes Godes Drud 0:38
5 Worldes Blis Ne Last No Throwe 13:03
6 Byrd On Brere (Bird On A Briar) 1:59
7 Man Mai Longe Lives Weene 6:48
8 English Stonewel Moder 8:16

Credits

  • Countertenor Vocals – Russell Oberlin
  • Viol – Seymour Barab

Notes

Very few early English songs survive. Continental modal forms, fused with lost musical structures and traditions of the ancient Celts, combined to create a uniquely English monodic song form.
The exceptionally beautiful St. Godric Songs (c.1150), are the earliest known songs in the English language. They are exquisitely performed here by the legendary countertenor Russell Oberlin, possibly the greatest countertenor of our century. This recording also features Seymour Barab on English fretted Viol, both under the musical direction of Saville Clark. Includes extensive liner notes by Saville Clark and William Bittner.

Total Time 36:00

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