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Fascinating unknown composers keep being drawn out from under the shadows of the ‘greats’ by enterprising early music ensembles – here’s a brace from the time of Dufay: Arnold & Hugo de Lantins from Le Miroir de Musique. Were they related? No one knows. Their secular polyphony in three parts, mostly rondeaux, generously presented here with entertaining scorings – some a cappella, some played with crunchy bagpipe, shawm, and hurdy-gurdy colours, some combining voices with vielles, lute, recorder, and gittern – is elegant stuff, beautifully recorded, and revelatory.

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