Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame and marian
poetic song forms of the late Middle Ages.
The absence of Machaut’s compositions in Czech sources is surprising as far as Machaut must have stayed in our territory as a secretary of the king John of Luxembourg. His famous four-part Marian Mass, which we perform in a period allowable transposition for higher voices, must not be missing from our repertoire. The atmosphere of this masterpiece is enhanced by monophonic Marian chants – cantio – from Czech sources of the late Middle Ages.
Tiburtina Ensemble & Alex Potter / Terry Wey