Reconstructed Medieval Songs Performed

“Songs of Consolation” was performed in its entirety for the first time in 1,000 years at Cambridge University last weekend.

CHR Comment: “Songs of Consolation,” from the Cambridge Songs collection, are based on the theological/philosophical writings of Boethius, a transitional figure from the late Roman Empire to the medieval era. Medieval thinkers valued Boethius as a Christian philosopher. However, some modern philosophers, such as Bertrand Russell, interpret his works as more Neoplatonic than Christian.

Source: Reconstructed Medieval Song Performed for the First Time in 1000 Years | Mental Floss


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