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Plainsong and the Rise of European Music


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Ars Antlqua Secular Motels
Seventh in a series of 28 programmes, showing the pervasive Influence of Plainsong on the development of European music.
Devised and introduced by Basil Lam
These motets, based on fragments of plainsong or popular melodies, come from the vast repertoire which flourished around Paris mostly in the 13th century. They may be regarded as the earliest chamber music: and different though they are from the Renaissance church motets, they show highly developed and subtle techniques in the combining of melodies. MUSICA RESERVATA director MICHAEL MORROW


Introduced By: Basil Lam
Director: Michael Morrow

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Plainsong and the Rise of European Music

BBC Radio 3, 7 March 1978 10.45

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