Forgotten polyphonies

Already in the middle-ages but mostly from the Renaissance, the chant in the french Church dressed in polyphony to magnify the solemnity of a celebraton. This vocal pieces were called «Faux-bourdons» or simple contrapunct and they enlightened the melody and the text of the chant.

Audio

Nunc dimittis / Ayn apolis / Magnum nomen Domini

Ave maris stella