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”