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  1. Leonin: Music Of The Gothic Era - Notre Dame Period - 1. "Viderunt omnes"David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 9:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Leonin: Music of the Gothic Era - Notre Dame Period - 2. "Alleluya Pascha nostrum"David Munrow and Martyn Hill and The Early Music Consort Of London 5:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Leonin: Music of the Gothic Era - Notre Dame Period - 3. "Gaude Maria Virgo"David Munrow and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 7:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Leonin: Music of the Gothic Era - Notre Dame Period - 4. "Locus iste"Charles Brett and David Munrow and The Early Music Consort Of London 6:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Pérotin: Music Of The Gothic Era - Notre Dame Period - Viderunt omnesDavid Munrow and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and Rogers Covey-Crump and The Early Music Consort Of London11:55Album Only
  6. Pérotin: Music Of The Gothic Era - Notre Dame Period - Sederunt principesDavid Munrow and The Early Music Consort Of London11:22Album Only
  7. Anonymous: Music Of The Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - Alle, psallite cum luyaDavid Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and John Potter and Martyn Hill and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Anonymous: Music Of The Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - Amor potestDavid Munrow and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Anonymous: Music Of The Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - S'on me regardeDavid Munrow and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Anonymous: Music Of The Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - In mari miserieDavid Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - On parole de batreCharles Brett and David Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - En mai, quant rosier sontDavid Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - Dominator DomineDavid Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - El mois de maiDavid Munrow and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Anonymous: Music Of The Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - O mitissimaCharles Brett and David Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  1. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - "Hoquetus I-VII - Neuma / Virgo / In seculum longum / " D'Amiens longum / In seculum"David Munrow and The Early Music Consort Of London 7:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. de Cruce: Aucun ont trouvéCharles Brett and David Munrow and Martyn Hill and The Early Music Consort Of London 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. de la Halle: De ma dame vientDavid Munrow and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. de la Halle: J'os bien a m'amie parlerCharles Brett and David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Anonymous: Music Of The Gothic Era - Ars antiqua - La mesnie fauvelineDavid Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars nova - Quant je le voiDavid Munrow and John Nixon and John Potter and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars nova - Zelus familieDavid Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars nova - Quasi non ministeriumCharles Brett and David James and David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. de Vitry: Impudenter circumiviCharles Brett and David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. de Vitry: Cum statuaCharles Brett and David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. de Cluny: Pantheon abluiturCharles Brett and David Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Anonymous: Music Of The Gothic Era - Ars nova - Clap, clap, par un matinDavid Munrow and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. de Pusiex: Ida capillorumCharles Brett and David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. de Pusiex: Rachel plorat filiosDavid Munrow and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars nova - Lés l'ormel a la turelleDavid Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars nova - O Philippe, Franci qui generisCharles Brett and David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Anonymous: Music Of The Gothic Era - Ars nova - Febus mundo oriensCharles Brett and David Munrow and James Bowman and Martyn Hill 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Machaut: Lasse! comment oublierayDavid Munrow and Geoffrey Shaw and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
19. Machaut: Qui es promessesCharles Brett and David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Machaut: Hoquetus DavidDavid Munrow and The Early Music Consort Of London 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Machaut: Christe, qui lux esCharles Brett and David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
22. Anonymous: Music of the Gothic Era - Ars nova - Degentis vitaDavid Munrow and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
23. Anonymous: Music Of The Gothic Era - Ars nova - Inter densas desertiDavid Munrow and Martyn Hill and Paul Elliott and The Early Music Consort Of London 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
24. Royllart: Rex Karole, Johannis geniteCharles Brett and David Munrow and James Bowman and The Early Music Consort Of London 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Performer: Henri Gilles de Pusieux, Guillaume de Machaut, Anonymous Codex Chantilly, Philipee Royllart, James Bowman, et al.
  • Composer: Leonin, Perotin, Anonymous, French Anonymous, Petrus de Cruce, et al.
  • Audio CD (October 8, 2002)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Archiv
  • ASIN: B00006L3IE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,249 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By musicologyman on February 27, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This recording remains a classic, even if (as Daniel Leech-Wilkinson points out in his accompanying notes) some of Munrow's performance practices may be disputed today. This is, quite simply, a wonderful performance and a terrific sounding recording (even after nearly 30 years)--and a wonderful way to develop an ear for the music of the 13th and 14th centuries.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Richford on February 11, 2008
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Music of the Gothic Era. Notre Dame Period (c. 1160 - 1250); Ars Antiqua (c. 1250 - 1320); Ars nova (c. 1320 - 1380). Performed by the Early Music Consort of London, directed by David Munrow. Recorded in the Chapel of Charter House, Godalming, Surrey (England) and in Conway Hall, London (England) in 1975. First published on LP in 1976. This selection published on CD in 1985 as Deutsche Grammophon Archiv 415 292-2. Total playing time: 60'31". (Since this time, DG have re-released the entire original recording on two CDs: see Music of the Gothic Era.

After more than 30 years, this pioneering medieval recording is showing its age. Today, it is not considered historically correct to use instruments the way David Munrow did (here there are bells, fiddles, lute, bandora, psaltery, harp, organ, percussion, cornetts, recorder and shawms - played incidentally by such outstanding musicians as Christopher Hogwood and others who later joined the Academy of Ancient Music). And many today would be unwilling to have the majority of sung texts performed by one or two countertenors - as much as I respect James Bowman and Charles Brett, what you get to hear on this disc can occasionally fall into the "crowing" category so popular in the early years of the early music revival. And, finally, the Deutsche Grammophon engineering, although excellent as usual, leaves the instrumental accompaniments very much in the background in comparison with the voices which are superbly captured.

Nevertheless, this is a fascinating piece of repertoire, one of the last recordings David Munrow made before his unfortunate suicide.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Woolsey on March 15, 2012
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This is a wonderful collection of early music. He over uses the bells on the Leonin, and I suppose some scholars would object to some of the performance practices, but generally, he makes a very good case for this wonderful music. Much of it sounds amazingly contemporary, especially the Perotin. The Machaut works are especially interesting.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Xyp on February 6, 2006
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This is early vocal music very much in the style currently heard in groups like the Hilliard Ensemble and Tallis Scholars. It is very spacious-sounding and solemn, which makes sense- most of the music that we have preserved from hundreds of years ago was written for use in the church. Fortunately, the gravity of the works never stops this set from being thoroughly enjoyable, too. Archiv's sound is, as always, very good.
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