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Music Of The Crusades
Geoffrey Shaw, Manuscrit du Roi Anonymous, Marcabru
Music Of The Crusades
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
No Description Available. Genre: Classical Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 9-APR-1991

      
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Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 9-APR-1991

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"Many people believe that pre-16th century means Gregorian chant (another favorite of mine) have yawned at the idea of what we call "Early Music," i.e., the music that was written in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This is extraordinarily sad, the songs and music written there echo in the music written now. There is joy, whispers of solitude, sorrow, magic and indescribable beauty.

Mind you, I can't understand the words any better than any of you who are reading this review. But I understand the way the music moves in my mind. It's kind of like listening to a menage of Celtic, folk, classical and a multitude of other genres all at once. Voices and music intertwine in a way that they don't often in modern music. Sometimes I want to jump up and dance (and I do), and other times lie down and cry -- and I don't understand the words.

These songs were written in the period of the 2nd Crusade, a terrible time for both cultures that echoes even today when Americans are called "Crusader" -- the worst word that a Muslim can utter. But, even in times a utter horror -- then as now -- as those were both in Europe and the Middle East, there were always things of great beauty.

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