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This superb Estonian vocal ensemble presents a series of Gregorian antiphons and chants, alternating chorus with solo voices, and a haunting organum from the 14th-century Codex Las Huelgas compilation quite recently discovered. Interwoven among these are three composed pieces, the oldest being O ignis Spiritus by Hildegard of Bingen (the only female performer, Eve Kopli), a setting of Beata viscera by Pérotin, and a 2-part song, Prelustri elucentia, by the Polish 15th-century composer Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz. These faultless relaxed performances are not for those in pursuit of authenticity – accompaniments are discreet vocal drones and harmonics – but they are very beautiful.

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