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Someone had to do it, I suppose, and Musicorum et Cantorum finds Spanish group Schola Antiqua anthologising exercises from medieval monastic music-teaching treatises by Guido d’Arezzo and others: it’s a curiosity, mainly of academic interest, occasionally irritating when choir and cantor persist in conflicting concepts of pitch and temperament. They do, however, manage to combine the breathy soundscape of a genuine schola with some technical stability, and the cool resonance of a Segovian monastery is acoustically appealing.

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