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St Francis & The Minstrels of God
Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble
St Francis & The Minstrels of God
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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This remarkable recording takes us back to the early 13th century and the world of St. Francis--particularly the musical part of his world, which was significant. In fact, the disc begins with a song composed by St. Franci...  more »

      
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All Artists: Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble
Title: St Francis & The Minstrels of God
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dorian Recordings
Release Date: 11/19/1996
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 751758014329

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This remarkable recording takes us back to the early 13th century and the world of St. Francis--particularly the musical part of his world, which was significant. In fact, the disc begins with a song composed by St. Francis himself, the Canticum creatorum, and features several other examples of religious songs known as "laude spirituali." The four-member medieval music ensemble Altramar performs with voices and a variety of period instruments--all done to stylish perfection. --David Vernier
 

CD Reviews

Where is Your Soul?
Cry the Name | this temple of silence and stars | 12/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"WOW...If this music does not move you, you're gonna have to ask yourself where your soul is. This is some of the most powerful music I have ever had the pleasure to stumble upon. Canticum Creatorium is matchless. I Gar-un-tee that you will love this disc up one side and back down the other. IT IS GREAT."
Music of the Heavens
Ann Shillinglaw | 06/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had never heard of Altramar or Dorian Records before, but this cd had me incredulous, marveling at the gorgeousness of this cd's music. You will not need any other medieval chant music after listening to this cd. It includes male and female voices singing together and instrumentals. This mode of music can sometimes seem repetitive, but that is a small matter. The first track makes you leave the contemporary world, and enter a more contemplative, spare universe in which one's relationship to a supreme being is logically the most important thing in life. This is music to ponder the history of life by. Other cds give us music to party to, to dance to, to clean the house to. But this cd is for the most sublime and uplifted moments. The voices are strong and real, and the instruments sound realistically of the period. All are to be commended who brought this cd into existence. It is odd how the true jewels of life sparkle from hidden places -- you won't find this cd on a bestseller rack, but its effect on your mind and ears will last much longer than the latest empty pop sensation that sells a million records. You will probably never find this cd in a resell situation on an internet auction because once you've listened to it, you'll never give it up."
1,000,000 of Stars
Marilia A. da Silveira | Porto Alegre, RS Brazil | 03/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Cd must receive one million of the stars. The repertory is fantastic. To hear Canticum creatorum, composed by Saint Francis, is something unique, it is a voyage to time of passion and religiosity, the Saint Francis's time ."