Capella de Ministrers: Lucretia Borgia / Arrels

Carles Magraner logo 2 Valenciano Valencia lyrics minstrels music Spanish English translation mediaeval

Carles Magraner logo 2 Valenciano Valencia lyrics minstrels music Spanish English translation mediaeval

Lucretia Borgia is a collection of Renaissance songs and poems set to music, all relating to the court of Lucretia Borgia, daughter of the infamous Aragonese Pope, Alexander VI.

Lucretia’s life was a blend of history, myth and legend. She was married three times, had an illegitimate child and at least one of her husbands was murdered. Capella de Ministrers’ music allows us to experience first-hand the intrigue of the Italian Renaissance courts, her marriages to Giovanni Sforza, Alfonso d’Este and Alfonso of Aragón and her relationships with Pietro Bembo, Isabella and the court of Ferrara.

Translation into English of the sleeve notes and lyrics by Kathryn Phillips-Miles and Simon Deefholts.

The full CD is available to purchase here.

Capella de Ministrers logoValenciano Valencia lyrics minstrels music Spanish English translation mediaeval

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Arrels – which means “roots” in Valenciano – is a collection of mediaeval songs and poems set to music, each exploring different aspects of the Valencian musical tradition, selected by Carles Magraner and performed by him and his group of musicians, Capella de Ministrers. These include threshing ballads, lullabies, hymns and other popular songs and dances from the region.

Translation into English of the sleeve notes and lyrics by Kathryn Phillips-Miles and Simon Deefholts.

A sample of the music is available here.

The full CD is available to purchase here.

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