Cantigas de Amigo/ Songs for a Friend

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Cantigas de Amigo/ Songs for a Friend

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This recording by the internationally acclaimed early music group Ensemble Alcatraz (Cheryl Ann Fulton, harps; Kit Higginson, recorders and psaltery; Shira Kammern, vielle and rebec; Peter Maund, percussion; and Susan Rode Morris, soprano) features KITKA singing four 13th century Galician-Portuguese love songs and two Cantigas in praise of the Virgin Mary. The other selections showcase Ensemble Alcatraz's exquisite artistry and imaginative approach to early music. Recorded for Dorian Records at Skywalker Ranch in November 1999. (2002)

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1. Sen calar • Cantiga de Santa Maria #380 (Arr. Fulton)
2. Alborada • Traditional Galician
3. Sen meu amigo • Text Juao Bolseiro (Tune: Kammen)
4. Alvorada • Inspired by traditional Portuguese melodies (Arr. Higginson)
5. Enas verdes ervas • Text: Pero Meogo (Tune: Kammen)
6. Por Deus • Text: Martin de Padrozelos (Tune: Traditional Catalan)
7. Instrumental #11 • A fantasia on Cantiga de Santa Maria #11 “Macar ome per folia” (Arr. Fulton/Higginson/Kammen/Maund)
8. Levantous’ a velida • Text: King Dinis (Tune: Higginson)
9. Bailemos nos ja todas • Text: Airas Nunes de Santiago (Tune: Higginson)
10. Ondas do mare • Martin Codax fl. C. 1230
11. Mandad’ ei comigo
12. Mia irmana fremosa
13. Ai Deus, se sab’ ora meu amigo
14. Quantas sabedes amare amigo
15. Eno sagrado en Vigo
16. Ai ondas que eu vin veere
17. Rosa das rosas • Cantiga de Santa Maria #10 (Arr. Fulton)

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