There are few traces of written instrumental music from the Middle Ages. People “sang using instruments,” adapted songs, motets, conductus, and played music for dancing.
With almost no instruments surviving the test of time, iconography, musicology, musical practice, as well as similarities with some existing traditions, make it possible for the organ builders and stringed instrument makers to reconstruct these instruments that we thought were lost.
Obsidienne’s “Angelic Musicians” present more than twenty instruments from medieval iconography.
Ensemble Obsidienne: Florence Jacquemart (vocals, flutes and bagpipes,...), Hélène Moreau (vocals, psaltery, percussion,...), Emmanuel Bonnardot (vocals, vielle, rebec, crwth, citole, horn)
Quand ay lo mond consirat Conduit anonyme XIIIème siècle
Venite a laudare Laude XIIème siècle
Verbum caro factum est Laude italienne XVème siècle
La rota estampie XIVème siècle
Laudiam l'amor divino XVIème siècle
Lullay carol anonyme XVème siècle
Nova nova carol anonyme XVème siècle
Sol sub nube conduit anonyme XIIIème siècle
On doit la mère Dieu honorer Chanson pieuse anonyme
Vineam, veste nuptiali Rondeau anonyme
Orientis partibus Conduit anonyme de la Fête des fous
Rex noster promptus est Hildegarde Von Bingen
Procurans hodium Carmina Burana XIIIème siècle
Ecce temps gaudii/Ich was ein chint Manuscrit de Florence/Carmina Burana
Polorum Regina Livre vermeil de Montserrat
A virgen mui groriosa Cantiga d’Alphonse Le Sage
Poco le das chanson sépharade
Quen a omagen da virgen Cantiga d’Alphonse Le Sage
Como podem per sas culpas Cantiga d’Alphonse Le Sage
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