CONTINUUM: Ensemble Gilles Binchois

Continuum presents a program of early music performed by the 41 year old Ensemble Gilles Binchois, named after the Netherlandish composer who was one of the earliest members of the Burgundian school and one of the three most famous composers of the early 15th century. The French ensemble was founded in 1979 by Dominique Vellard. A quite varied program will be heard including the famous Mass of Notre Dame by Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377), the first mass composed by a known composer. Recordings used are: Perotin & l’Ecole de Notre Dame  - Ambroisie AMB9947, Fontaine de Grace - Veritas 7243 5 45066 2 8, Messe de Notre Dame de Guillaume de Machaut - Harmonic Records H/CD 8931, and Les Escholiers de Paris - Harmonic Records H/CD 9245.