The Bincois Consort has recorded music from the Wollaton Antipohonal for Hyperion. The Antiphonal contains music for Henry V and the House of Lancaster, and is the only known source for the chants written in honour of a little-known English saint, St John of Bridlington.
Philip Weller, music researcher for the project, says: 'It is a rare survival, not only for its physical size and visual splendour but also for the valuable information it has to offer us. It gives us a vivid idea of the religious culture of the time, and how it was expressed musically - and also, not least, how incredibly varied it was. In the Binchois Consort recital, we've tried to show how the chants contained in the Antiphonal relate more widely to the kinds of polyphonic music (music arranged in several parts) that might have been heard during the various phases of its early history, from its origins up to the time of its arrival, and subsequent use, in Wollaton'. For more information see The Wollaton Antiphonal project website.
Posted on Thursday 1st September 2011