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Johannes Ockeghem: Complete Songs, Volume 2
This CD is the companion to Blue Heron’s 2019 release, Johannes Ockeghem: Complete Songs, Volume 1. The CD booklet contains complete texts and translations, and notes by music historian Sean Gallagher and Blue Heron’s artistic director, Scott Metcalfe.

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Guillaume de Machaut: Remede de Fortune
This live recording of a concert production of Machaut’s Remede de Fortune – a feast of poetry, song, and visual art animated by a surprisingly Zen-like philosophy – includes all the music in the Remede and a selection of other motets, songs, and dances. Released October 21, 2022, the CD is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated booklet. “…you must listen to this disc…”
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A 14th-Century Salmagundi
A pleasing miscellany of music composed c. 1300-1400, gathered from our storehouse of French and Italian songs, including virtuosic music by Guillaume de Machaut, Francesco Landini, and Jacob Senleches.
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Johannes Ockeghem: Complete Songs Vol. 1
The first complete recording of Ockeghem’s songs since the early 1980s will be released in two volumes. This first disc also includes works of Barbingant and an anonymous song from the recently rediscovered Leuven Chansonnier. Volume 2 is scheduled for release in 2024.
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Cipriano de Rore I madrigali a cinque voci (Venice, 1542)
This two-disc set is the world-premiere recording of De Rore’s landmark first book of madrigals for five voices. It includes all 20 madrigals in his 1542 print, as well as readings of each of the Italian poems (by Petrarch, Brevio and others).
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The Lost Music of Canterbury: Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks (5-CD Set)
This set contains all the music from the five discs released between 2010 and 2017 of music from the Peterhouse partbooks. The package includes a new, 84-page unified booklet.
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Anonymous Missa sine nomine
The fifth installment in Blue Heron’s 5-CD series of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks won the 2018 Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music, and features a Mass by an anonymous composer and works of Hugh Sturmy, John Mason, and Robert Hunt.
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Robert Jones Missa Spes Nostra
The fourth installment in Blue Heron’s 5-CD series of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks features Jones’s only Mass, an antiphon by Nicholas Ludford and a Stabat mater by Robert Hunt.
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Christmas in Medieval England
Christmas in Medieval England allows listeners to share the beauty, excitement, intensity and variety found in a Blue Heron concert performance. It includes plainchant, carols, and other music for Advent and Christmas from 15th-century England. It is comprised entirely of tracks recorded live at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational in December 2013.
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John Taverner Dum transisset sabbatum (II)
A digital-only single featuring a work of John Taverner (c.1490-1545). Like the music of the “Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks” series, this is a gorgeous work from the golden age of pre-Reformation English cathedral music.
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BH_digipak_draft4.inddNicholas Ludford Missa Inclina cor meum
The third installment in Blue Heron’s 5-CD series of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks features the complete Mass plus an antiphon by John Mason. Release Date: October 1, 2013.
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Nicholas Ludford Missa Regnum mundi
The second installment in Blue Heron’s 5-CD series of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, released in 2012, features the complete Mass Ordinary, plainchant Propers, and an antiphon by Richard Pygott.
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BH_digipak_draft4.inddHugh Aston: Three Marian Antiphons
Blue Heron’s second CD, released in 2010, presents superb music by three English composers of the early 16th century: Hugh Aston, Robert Jones, and John Mason.
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Guillaume Du Fay: Motets, hymns, chansons, Sanctus Papale
Blue Heron’s debut CD, released in 2007, offers an entrancing selection of music by the greatest composer of the 15th century.
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CD Booklet downloads:

BHCD1001 (Guillaume Du Fay)

BHCD1002 (Aston/Mason/Jones)

BHCD1003 (Ludford/Pygott)

BHCD1004 (Ludford/Mason)

BHCD1005 (Jones/Ludford/Hunt)

BHCD1006 (Christmas in Medieval England)

BHCD1007 (Anonymous)

BHCD1008 (Lost Music of Canterbury)

BHCD1009 (Cipriano de Rore)

BHCD1010 (Ockeghem Songs Vol. 1)

BHCD1011 (Salmagundi)

BHCD1012 (Remede)

BHCD1013 (Ockeghem Songs Vol. 2)