Friday, 29 April 2016

Consolation Of Philosophy

Consolation of Philosophy is a Middle Age song that hasn't been heard in a thousand years. Now, after more than two decades of painstaking work, research undertaken by Cambridge University's Dr Sam Barrett has enabled him to reconstruct melodies from the rediscovered leaf of the 11th century 'Cambridge Songs.'

After piecing together an estimated 80-90% of what can be known about the melodies for The Consolation of Philosophy, Barrett enlisted the help of Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia - a three-piece group of experienced performers who have built up their own working memory of medieval song.

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