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Early / Ancient / Medieval / Folk Music


Chants of the Church of Rome from the Byzantine Period [dead link]
Ensemble Organum
Marcel PÉRÈS, cond.
HM 1986

Collection of re-created chants of the 7th & 8th centuries, before Gregorian codification had repressed the florid, middle-Eastern influences of Byzantine chant.


On the Way to Bethlehem [dead link]
Music of the Medieval Pilgrim
Ensembles Unicorn & Oni Wytars
NXS 1994


Liturgy for Good Friday, Saint John Passion, a.o.
Choeur Grégorien de Paris
Francois POLGAR, choir-master

The Ecclesiastical Year in Gregorian Chant
Schola Cantorum of Amsterdam Students
Wim VAN GERVEN, choir-master

Early Christian Chant of the Ambrosian Rite
In Dulci Jubilo, female voices
Manuela Schenale, soloist
Alberto TURCO, choir-master

[dead links]

I got this from Audiofile a few months ago, but apparently it's gone, so here is a re-upload.

Mount Athos - Easter Service

This is a full Easter service (in Latin I assume) from Mount Athos in Greece.  It might put you in a trance.


Entremeses del Siglo de Oro - Lope de Vega y su tiempo 1550-1650 [dead link]
Montserrat FIGUERAS
Hespérion XX

Re: Väsen
December 15, 2012, 06:41:37 PM

Swedish folk ensemble that enacts a lively, aggressive, and technical performance of music that joyously celebrates the power of ancient values in a modern context. Similar to Ottorino Respighi and Lord Wind, as well as some Baroque music.

Väsen - Essence (1994, Mediafire)
Link is dead.

New link: Väsen - Essence (1994, MEGA) [reuploaded]


Hildegard von Bingen - Hymns, Sequences, Antiphons, Responds (Rapidshare)
Jeremy Summerly, Oxford Camerata, 1993


Music of the Spanish Renaissance (4shared)
Music of the Italian Renaissance (4shared)

Shirley Rumsey, voice and lute/renaissance guitar, 1991-93

Re: Early / Ancient / Medieval / Folk Music
October 23, 2013, 12:13:39 AM

Yiddish-German folk duo performs traditional and political revolutionary music from both groups. Simple arrangements, organic renditions. Vocals are particularly noteworthy. A distillation of history into music, this band is highly recommended.

Volksieder I (1976, senditz)
Volkslieder II (1977, senditz)
Volkslieder III (1978, senditz)

Jiddishe Lieder (1979, senditz)

Re: Early / Ancient / Medieval / Folk Music
October 24, 2013, 04:27:00 PM

German neo-folk band. Guitar-based, with synthesized instruments adding variation. Song arrangements are simple with lyrical verse poetry.

Notwendfeuer (2006, senditz)