Friday, July 03, 2009

Really Ancient Music ...

Taking you back to the start of the 13th century ... Perotin's 'Viderunt Omnes' - first as written, for voices, and then for string quartet :

Let's go a bit further back - eleventh century. I wasn't sure about this trip-hop treatment of Hildegarde von Bingen's Viridissima Virga, by Swedish band Garmana, but it grows on you.

More from the source :

1 comment:

wildgoose said...

Garmarna are brilliant. I particularly love their album Vedergällningen ("Vengeance"), a track off which I found on the Scandinavian offering from the "Rough Guide to World Music" series. (Also check out the "African Blues" CD from the same series).

Emma Härdelin has a fantastic voice.