New London Consort, Philip Pickett, dir. Carmina Burana, Vol. II.
Carmina Burana, meaning "Songs from Beuern" in Latin, is a manuscript of religious and profane songs based on poems, plays and dramatic texts describing the catholic church in satyrical and critical means. They were mainly composed by students and clergymen between the 11th and 13th centuries, in Latin, and German and French venacular. Fragments which have been recovered indidate a large amount of works were composed during the 12th century. The manuscript was discovered in 1803 in the Bavarian Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuern.
Performers: Catherine Bott (soprano), Michael George (baritone), Chorus: Tessa Bonner (soprano), Sally Dunkley (soprano), Andrew King (tenor), Allan Parkes (baritone), Simon Grant (bass), Frances Kelly (harp, rote), Andrew Lawrence-King (harp), Pavlo Beznosiuk (vielle, rebec), William Lyons (recorder), Catherine Latham (recorder),
gittern), Paula Chateauneuf (gittern), Stephen Henderson (bells, nakers, tabor, tambourine), Clifton Prior (tabor), Stephen Jones (vielle, rebec), Philip Pickett (recorder, symphony), David Tosh (dulcimer)