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The Medieval Era

From merry troubadours & courtly minstrels to Gregorian chant & Dark Age horror - for films, drama, documentaries




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The Abbess
Nun chants early, sacred plainsong over vocal drone.

Sister Mercy
Medieval nun sings hauntingly beautiful plainsong with recorder and voice drone.

Pater Noster
Gregorian monk chants The Lord's Prayer in Latin over vocal drone.

Dark Chant
Deep and dark solo male Gregorian chanting over droning voices. Sombre and austere.

Merry Minstrels
Simple, upbeat Medieval music with two recorders and tambourine.

The Banquet
Merry, mid-paced Medieval dance performed on early instruments.

Minstrel Parade
Early ceremonial pipes, drums and percussion.
 


Our Lady's Rose
Sparse, slow Medieval tune with harp, ocinara & recorder. Lilting and gently romantic.

Dragons And Maidens
Light Medieval fun with crumhorn, whistle, lute, tambourine and bass shawm. Maidens & Knights abound!

Medieval Romance
Slow, courtly, romantic tune with lute, recorders, viol and crumhorn.

Medieval Dance
Simple, hypnotic ritual dance with Medieval dulcimer, pipes and percussion.

Simple Medieval Fanfares
Four short Medieval fanfares on solo Crumhorn and Rauschpfeife.

Grotesque
Medieval Rauschpfeife (woodwind), large drum and discordant, whispering female voices conjure disturbing Dark Ages horror.



The Black Death
Grim, epic backdrop to misery and death with solo cello, orchestra and early instruments.

Canterbury Tales
Gently ambling Medieval instruments...with a hint of fantasy.

Feudal Life
Gently rolling early instruments with distant church bell. Neutral backdrop to life in the Middle Ages..

Land Ahoy!
Happy, late Medieval sea-shanty-like atmosphere with early instruments and percussion.

Courtly Life
Upbeat recorders fanfare with early percussion and stringed instruments.

Scarborough Fayre
Hauntingly beautiful female vocal version of the traditional Yorkshire ballad with distant harp, recorder and floating chordal ambience.

Making Merrye
Sprightly Mandocello joined by early percussion & instruments in a raucous, merry celebration.

Wicker Man
Slow Medieval folk-dance with flutes, rebec and laotu (lute).

The Mummers
Medieval 'Stantipe' style dance with drum, pipes and lute.

Meadow Dance
Fast, merry 'Stantipe' style Medieval dance with percussion and pipes.

Alle Psallite
Celebratory, 13th century religious motet with harp and male choir.