Album: Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, Je voy le bon tens venir (Alpha)

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Early woodwind virtuoso François Lazarevitch, Les Musiciens and the earthy-toned singers Simone Sorini, Enea Sorini and Marc Busnel take us back to the time when street parties lasted a week or more.

This vivid selection of French and Italian rondeaus, virelais and ballads from the cusp of the 15th century celebrates with accompaniment from a battery of jingling percussion instruments, tangy strings, lutes, bagpipes and a perky portative organ.