The Dufay Collective ‎– Music For Alfonso The Wise

Harmonia Mundi ‎– HMU 907390
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This record features music from the times of the king Alfonso X The Learned (1252-1284), best known for the production of the Cantigas de Santa Maria (CSM).

Despite the copious poetry from this time, no music survives to accompany it : existing melodies from period sources, especially the CSM, were employed to recreate a courtly context, as heard in the halls of Alphonso X.

The sequence of seven Cantigas de Amigo is the only set of poems to have survived with music more or less intact.

Recorded December 16-18, 2002 at Wathen Hall, St. Paul's School for Boys, Hammersmith, London
℗ © harmonia mundi usa
Made in Germany

First collaboration between The Dufay Collective and Harmonia Mundi.
Digipak with 44 page booklet sticked inside, full details in english, french, spanish & german.
Original lyrics with english, french & spanish translations.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 93046 73902 7
  • Label Code: LC 7045
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS 51296301/HMU907390 21
  • Price Code: HM 90
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP73
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0766
  • SPARS Code: DDD