A concert with narrations for people of all ages and tastes
Programme for five female voices and organetto
Duration : 1h
The Ensemble De Caelis presents a programme for people of all ages and tastes, a lively and original way to discover the Middle Ages through their music. Why was this period called ‘middle’? What happened then? What music did Charlemagne listen to, what was Richard the Lionheart singing when he returned from the Crusades, what tunes did Heloise hum gently to Abelard, what songs lifted the pious souls of St. Louis during Mass and of Joan of Arc and du Guesclin before their respective battles, which songs gladdened the hearts of the goliards, of Robin and Maid Marion, of all the minstrels, troubadours and trouvères of every region of France, of every happy or unhappy lover? We will attempt to show you some of the musical riches of this astonishing period of history and to explain a few things that will let you appreciate them even more. This is an entire section of our artistic heritage just waiting to be rediscovered — and all you need to bring is your curiosity; you won’t believe your ears!