Loyal, that is, to songs of passion from the Middle Ages. Yes! The new Asteria album Soyes Loyal is out and it is beautiful. My dear friends Eric Redlinger and Sylvia Rhyne have released their 2nd album of secular music — love songs — from 15th century Europe, arranged for soprano, tenor and lute. You can hear a few of the tracks now on their site — try Ne Je Ne Dors — and you’ll be able to stream the whole album soon on Magnatune, their record label. Here’s another track from their first album, Quant La Doulce Jouvencelle.
May 9th, 2006