Dufay: Lament for Constantinople (CD)

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The Orlando Consort

One of the most immediately accessible of fifteenth-century composers, Dufay and his world are artfully summoned by The Orlando Consort. This is no mere musicological exercise, but a full-blooded realization of a truly great songwriter.

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Gramophone Magazine

"The Orlandos are so experienced in this repertory that, nearly always, the choice of tempo and tone is spot-on (and tempo is perhaps the most important decision, given that absolute tempos are never indicated), which maximises the music’s communicative potential and more than compensates for the occasional vocal blemish."

Sunday Times

 "The four voices of the Orlando Consort give spaciously beguiling performances of a choice selection, ranging from the moving lament for the fall of Constantinople, O tres piteulx, to songs of love unrequited and otherwise, and to a final artful drinking song, Puisque vous estez campieur."

 The Times

4 Stars

"[Dufay] knew a good tune when he found one. He also knew the pleasures of voices weaving in striking counterpoint, and the combination, in this Consort’s hands, produces music-making of much fascination and joy. Wholeheartedly recommended."

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  1. O tres piteulx / Omnes amici ‘Lament for Constantinople’
  2. Je vous pri / Ma tres douce amie! / Tant que mon argent dura
  3. La dolce vista
  4. Je me complains
  5. Mon chier amy
  6. Malheureulx cueur
  7. Ma belle dame, je vous pri
  8. Pouray je avoir vostre mercy?
  9. Helas, et quant vous veray?
  10. Je ne suy plus tel que souloye
  11. Je vueil chanter de cuer joyeux
  12. Ce moys de may
  13. Belle, que vous ay je mesfait?
  14. En triumphant de Cruel Dueil
  15. Par le regard de vos beaux yeux
  16. Vostre bruit et vostre grant fame
  17. Le serviteur
  18. Puisque vous estez campieur