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BBC Radio 3’s Early Show profiles Tonus Peregrinus

May 14, 2013

Tonus Peregrinus
Photo: Ian Dingle

BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show recently featured music selected from six Naxos discs recorded by Tonus Peregrinus. The group specialises in both early and contemporary music, but for the BBC programme it was music that marked a series of ‘firsts’ that came under the spotlight: the first in the history of early polyphony, the first music in four parts, the first complete polyphonic mass setting and the first English hymn book, for example. For this theme of Milestones of Western Music, extracts were taken from Tonus Peregrinus’ recordings of music from The Eton Choirbook, the Mass of Tournai, Pérotin’s music for Notre-Dame Cathedral, Adam de la Halle’s Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion and John Dunstaple’s masses and motets.

Visit BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show to listen to the episode until 18 May

Music played:

Robert Wylkynson: Jesus autem transiens, Credo in Deum canon a 13
Track 7

Pérotin: Sederunt principes
Track 31

Adam de la Halle: Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion
Tracks 11–14

Anonymous: Mass of Tournai – Credo
Track 3

John Dunstable: Credo Jesu Christe Fili Dei
Track 6

Hugh Kellyk: Magnificat a 5
Track 6

Tonus Peregrinus Biography & Discography


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