Music For St Anthony Abbot


EMS20040911Catherine Bott introduces two rarities from fifteenth century Burgundy, performed by the Binchois Consort, director Andrew Kirkman, in the majestic acoustic of the Chapter House of York Minster.

The ten movement Missa Sancti Anthonii Viennensis is ascribed to the Burgundian master Guillauem Dufay.

The only surviving isorythmic motet by his great contemporary Gilles Binchois was also written for St.Anthony of Vienne.

This work, Nove cantum melodie has been reconstructed from surviving manuscript fragments by Philip Weller.