Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.
Prominent in Medieval and Renaissance churches, swallow’s nest organs perched high above their congregations suspended from platforms built in the church wall.
Love’s gone bad this hour on Harmonia, as we explore music by—and for—the brokenhearted.
Open your mind—as well as your ears—as we listen to music from the distant past alongside related music by living composers.
Let's take a quick look back in time...to the year 1361.