‘Lost’ Medieval Music Performed for First Time in 1,000 Years

lost-medieval-musicThe language of music is universal, but can be lost over time.

After a 20-year reconstruction effort, a researcher and a performer of medieval music have brought “lost” songs from the Middle Ages back to life.

The “Songs of Consolation” were recently performed at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Reconstructed from “neumes” (medieval symbols used to represent musical notation), the tunes accompanied poems from Roman philosopher Boethius’ magnum opus, “The Consolation of Philosophy.”

Enjoy the music below…

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