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”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s