Matteo da Perugia – Secular works

Secular music from a fifteenth century composer. He was working for the Cathedral of Milan, in fact he was the first Maestro di capella of the newly built cathedral. Outside of this work for the church, he also created some cycles of songs, parts of which are presented on this record.

Not much is known of this period in musical history. Da Perugia’s music forms a bridge leading to the renaissance. Interestingly, even though he came from and worked in Italian cities, his music was mostly French.

I really like this kind of music, and I remember I was always hunting for it. The older the better. This record certainly fit the bill.

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