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a wonderful compilation of beautifully serene music,
This review is from: Flower Of Chivalry - Tranquil Medieval Music (Audio CD)
This is a wonderful wonderful compilation of stunningly serene songs and instrumental music by Henry VIII, Guillaume Dufay and Martin Codax from the medieval time, sung by Hilliard Ensemble.
I normally do not like compilation albums in the slightest. Except for some rare exceptions, the purpose of making compilations just seems to appeal to the mass market and sell the CDs for a quick cash (specially around Christmas time..), and I find it such a great offense and insult to any kind of music.
However, I was pleasantly surprised to find this CD has an extremely good selection of beautiful music.
It is rather clear to see that the person who put the CD together has profound knowledge of and love for the medieval music. The passion of the compiler seeps through the way this CD is assembled.
Such a serene album to listen to when you want to contemplate or relax. Highly recommended.