Polyphonies Oubliees Faux-Bourdons from the 16th
From the Middle Ages until the nineteenth century, plainchant was sung polyphonically all over Europe - in a great variety of ways. It is no exaggeration to say that for centuries it epitomized the sound of church music for congregations. Fauxbourdon was a means of solemnizing the Divine Office by embellishing the plainchant melody. This double CD featuring Dominique Vellard and the Ensemble Gilles Binchois offers a selection of this music that reflects the variety and diversity of four centuries of French polyphonic plainchant.