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CONTINUUM: Cantigas de Amigo

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This week on Continuum you'll hear two very different performances of the earliest known song cycle, Cantigas de Amigo, by themid 13th century composer Martin Codax. These seven songs of love for afriend express the feelings of a young girl waiting for her boyfriend to return from the Sea of Vigo, off the northwest coast of the Iberian peninsular, not far from Santiago de Compostela. Performances are by twoimportant early music ensembles. Recordings used are: Cantigas de Amigo(Ensemble Alcatraz) - Dorian DOR 90285 (Paul Hillier with Andrew Lawrence-King) - Lyrichord LEMS 8022.

Milton has been the co-host (with Thais St. Julien) of Continuum since 1976. He is a true New Orleanean, born on Mardi Gras day, attending P. A. Capdau Grammar School and Warren Easton High School. After completing the five year program of the Tulane School of Architecture in 1956 he was drafted into the Army. After a two year stint in the combat engineers in Germany he returned to New Orleans to work with the architectural firm of Goldstein, Parham & Labouisse, becoming an associate in the firm of Parham & Labouisse after Mr. Goldstein’s death. He was appointed University Architect for Dillard University in 1972 and retired from that position in 2002.