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The Spanish Hour takes us back to c. 1300 with Anonymous 4 in February 2022 (2/28 @ 10p)

A page from the manuscript
A page from the manuscript

The Codex Las Huelgas is a music manuscript or codex from c. 1300 which originated in and has remained in the Cistercian convent of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas in Burgos, in northern Spain. It was rediscovered in 1904 by two Benedictine monks who were researching Gregorian chant, and this month we'll hear examples performed by Anonymous 4.

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2/28 A Treasure of Medieval Spain Dating from the turn of the 14th century, rediscovered at the turn of the 20th, the Codex Las Huelgas is an important piece of musical and cultural history, essential for an understanding of medieval Spanish polyphony. The female a capella vocal quartet Anonymous 4 presents selections from the Codex.

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