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De spiritali amicita

Friendship Cult in Medieval Times


Music by Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, John Dunstable and from handwritings of the 12th-14th century such as the »Carmina Burana«


Claudia Caffagni
vocals, medieval lute
Livia Caffagni vocals, fiddle, recorders
Elisabetta de Mircovich vocals, fiddle, symphonia
Teodora Tommasi vocals, gothic harp, recorders
Matteo Zenatti vocals, gothic harp, drums

People’s lives are joyless without friends and monks are people, too: mindful of this fact Abbot Aelred von Rievaulx created »De spiritale amicitia« for his friars in 1143, a guideline for true friendship. It speaks of loving togetherness in happy and in sad times, of self-interest and false friends and it even mentions kissing as a way of connecting two souls. La Reverdie take this booklet as their inspiration for a musical discovery of the multifaceted institution that is friendship. Two pairs of sisters founded the award-winning ensemble. Its delightful interpretations created many new friends of medieval music.

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