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The Service of Venus and Mars: Music for the Knights of the Garter (Special Limited Edition) ()

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composed by Anonymous, Anonymous, English, Christmas Traditional, Franchois Lebertoul, John Dunstable, John Pyamour, Leonel Power, Philippe de Vitry, Pierre des Molins, Pycard, Richard Loqueville, Soursby

Gothic Voices' collection of music by French and English composers written between the mid-fourteenth and the mid-fifteenth centuries is loosely organized around the association of English noblemen established by King Edward III, known as the Knights of the Garter. The chivalric order (which has continued to the present day) is perhaps better known for its cryptic motto, "Honi soit qui mal y pense," (Shamed be he who thinks evil of it) than for its particular achievements. The music presented here was associated with the ...

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  1. Vos quid admiramini/Gratissima/Contratenor/Gaude gloriosa, motet
  2. Singularis laudis digna
  3. De ce que fol pense, ballade for 3 voices
  4. De ce fol pense (after Pierre des Molins)
  5. Lullay, Lullay, carol (English)
  6. Gloria
  7. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
  8. Sanctus
  9. Las, que me demanderoye, rondeau for 3 voices
  10. Le gay playsir
  11. Le grant pleyser
  12. Quam pulchra es for 3 voices
  13. Speciosa facta es, antiphon for 3 voices, MB 50 (probably by Binchois)
  14. Sanctus
  15. Je vous pri que j'aye un baysier, rondeau for 3 voices
  16. Agincourt Carol
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The Service of Venus and Mars: Music for the Knights of the Garter (Special Limited Edition)
2003, Hyperion

UPC: 034571112381


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