In the shadow of its monumental Gothic cathedrals, Europe’s musical landscape underwent a fundamental change in the High Middle Ages with the emergence of polyphony. Thanks to revolutionary composers such as Leoninus and Perotinus, and poets such as Adam de Saint-Victor and Pierre Abélard, Notre-Dame in Paris became the birthplace of polyphony. The mysterious, sometimes perplexing but astonishingly beautiful polyphonic music written by these pioneers is perfectly suited to the crystalline voices of Discantus.
Music by P. Abélard, Peter the Venerable, L. Pérotin, Philip the Chancellor and anonymous works
Cécile Banquey, Christel Boiron, Maud Haering, Lucie Jolivet, Caroline Magalhaes, Catherine Sergent, voice & hand bells| Brigitte Lesne, voice & artistic leader