Notes & Reviews:
The incomplete Easter drama Ludus Paschalis comes from the Diocese of Tours, France. In the realization presented on this recording, early music historian Frederick Renz masterfully incorporates fragments from the Maastricht Easter Play, the Fleury Playbook, and a 'sister' Ludus from the Convent of Origny-Sainte-Benoite to complete the Tours play. Members of Chanticleer take up the roles of the three Marys, Jesus, Peter, Thomas, and several other characters related to the Easter story. The entire music-drama is accompanied by the other-worldly sound of The Medieval Harp Choir Angelorum, directed by Cheryl Ann Fulton.