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The Orlando Consort performs 15th-century music largely drawn from the „Laborde Chansonnier,“ a manuscript treasure held at the Library of Congress. This concert was part of the 2017 Founder’s Day celebration in honor of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge.

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This is the music of the 14th century.  To understand it, one must listening with their 14th century ears and not your 21st.  Also start reading about this time and the events that inspired this musical expression.  You will find a fascinating time in which the Western world did not have the tonality that it’s used to now – and just a few generations produce some of the finest composers that lived in that time. Look up Josquin des Prez. – kommentiert Patrick Wells

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