Music of the Codex Franco-Cipriota (Torino) from the beginning of the 14th century, traditional music from Cyprus and Greece and known Ladino songs
At the court of king Janus in Cyprus were invited mainly French musicians to compose music especially for his second wife, Charlotte De Bourbon. All these works were grouped together in the so-called collection Codice Franco-Cipriota with a total of 218 compositions.
Our program will offer a choice of these pieces, after a personal study of the manuscripts themselves.
In order to recreate even more the atmosphere of the time, we will go through local dances from Cyprus and Greece, including some Ladino songs. We became aware of the latter thanks to the contribution of some Jews, who were expelled from Spain in 1492 and arrived in the aforementioned countries.
The ensemble is made up of countertenor singer, recorders, viel, percussions and baroque guitar.
Ein Hashofet, Israel
Kfar Saba, Israel