Through the pages of history

I’ve been reading a lot about Medieval Cyprus lately.

The French ruled Cyprus for close to three hundred years.

Being here for such a long time it stands to reason that they must have left a permanent mark on our society and our culture.

I don’t know what this might be though.

What they did leave for certain, apart from the magnificent gothic monuments, is a manuscript containing several choral and instrumental pieces performed at the royal court of the time.

This is one of them.

I have found two versions each with a different texture, something that is quite common with Medieval pieces as each ensemble colours them with its own palette.

The picture on the second video is rather misleading – the medieval city that the Lusignan kings ruled over was quite larger with rhombus-shaped walls.

The title, to the best of my web search abilities, means “Today a boy is born”

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