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Secret Green and Francis Lickerish are ones you should check out. Francis Lickerish is the lead guitar player and main songwriter for Secret Green, but instead of releasing a second album under the Secret Green moniker he released it under his own name, but it's still essentially Secret Green.
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Oh, I really love medieval sounding music, but I'm afraid I'm not up to looking into everything that has been named in this thread... at least yet. I just got the last "Blackmore's Night" album a few weeks ago, and I have really been enjoying that a lot... though I wouldn't call it prog by any stretch of imagination. I see Focus hasn't been mentioned yet, so a few songs from them might fit the criteria. The Hamburger Concerto album has several medieval sounding moments, plus some other songs from other albums (I at least remember "Elspeth of Nottingham").

i LOVE Focus and Jan Akkerman's forays into medieval music--thanks--but I think I own just about everything Focus or Jan Akkerman did pre-90s.


I only got their albums while Jan Akkerman was with the band, and thought that was a good moment to stop spending more money in Focus albums. Those albums after Hamburger Concerto were already of much lesser quality for me.
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Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

i feel tjos is obvous and also redundunt, but gotta do i Gentle Giant, are one of the contenders of medeval influenced prog

GG goes without saying. I LOVE them--especially the medieval-sounding stuff. "Edge of Twilight," "Raconteur, Troubadour," "Dog's Life," "Think of Me With Kindness," "No God's a Man," "On Reflection," His Last Voyage," "Talybont, "A Reunion," and "Empty City" are all awesome.


I haven't really been able to find so much of medieval sounds in the Gentle Giant albums I've got. Perhaps just a bit on a few songs, but I would have liked more. Still, I love their first 2 albums.
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Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:


Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:


Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

i feel tjos is obvous and also redundunt, but gotta do i Gentle Giant, are one of the contenders of medeval influenced prog

GG goes without saying. I LOVE them--especially the medieval-sounding stuff. "Edge of Twilight," "Raconteur, Troubadour," "Dog's Life," "Think of Me With Kindness," "No God's a Man," "On Reflection," His Last Voyage," "Talybont, "A Reunion," and "Empty City" are all awesome.
I will urge you to check out Lumsk, the play a heavy folk metal, but their influences are medivaml norwegian fairytales , medival sagas, the first two albums espessially deals with fairytales about Trolls ( album is named Troll), and their first album is a medieval legend/saga. so if you want a slight different culural version of medieval,music with rock check out Norwegian medieval influenced music and the band Lumsk who,os mastering the artform oĝof blending it with rock, prog, metal, folk and medieval.

Thanks! I will. (Right now...)


This sounds very interesting, I guess I would like to check some of them out. I just love vikings.
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^ Wow! Give a Viking an electric guitar and this is what I imagine they would sound like! I love the female vocalist and the Viking male choir. And they really make the metal guitars work with the medieval folk themes--though I would like to hear more of the latter, with more layered and complex instrumentation. Favorites so far (the ones that display more acoustic play): "Slepp meg," Skomegyvri," and "Det var Irlands kongi bold." Thanks for the recommendation!
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Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

Try Bededeum, both albums are amazing, as well as the 2 from Gian Castello. 
2 more from Norway's Shine Dion and the 2 from Resonaxis 

Everything in twos !  hmmm! 
Check out reviews for the above and enjoy.  

wow I just checked out Resonaxis.  It's beautiful!
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Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

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^ Wow! Give a Viking an electric guitar and this is what I imagine they would sound like! I love the female vocalist and the Viking male choir. And they really make the metal guitars work with the medieval folk themes--though I would like to hear more of the latter, with more layered and complex instrumentation. Favorites so far (the ones that display more acoustic play): "Slepp meg," Skomegyvri," and "Det var Irlands kongi bold." Thanks for the recommendation!
try the song Alvis http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGIsWNyXn2c

Awesome tune! Love the comedic machismo of the background male chorus. Also, I'm really impressed with this band's choice to not let the electric/metal overwhelm or overpower the beautiful folk elements.
 
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Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:


Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

^ Wow! Give a Viking an electric guitar and this is what I imagine they would sound like! I love the female vocalist and the Viking male choir. And they really make the metal guitars work with the medieval folk themes--though I would like to hear more of the latter, with more layered and complex instrumentation. Favorites so far (the ones that display more acoustic play): "Slepp meg," Skomegyvri," and "Det var Irlands kongi bold." Thanks for the recommendation!
try the song Alvis http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGIsWNyXn2c

Awesome tune! Love the comedic machismo of the background male chorus. Also, I'm really impressed with this band's choice to not let the electric/metal overwhelm or overpower the beautiful folk elements.
 
this feats a medival music video    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ybR2prTWJXk
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I didn't authorise this but as it's there I might as well use it! The Morrigan did a lot of Rennaisance and medieval related music, and this was always one of my favourites (Shameless advertising). The composers are Michael Praetorius (German) and Tielman Susato (Flemish) Two voltas, bookending La Basse Danse Bergeret sans Roche and Reprise.



Also if you listen really carefully, you will hear that Cathy incorporated "How Much is That Doggy in the Window" into the recorder playing.




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Originally posted by Master of Time Master of Time wrote:

Secret Green and Francis Lickerish are ones you should check out. Francis Lickerish is the lead guitar player and main songwriter for Secret Green, but instead of releasing a second album under the Secret Green moniker he released it under his own name, but it's still essentially Secret Green.

Checked out both and have to say it's a bit more bombastic and theatric than I'm looking for--also more electrified. At least a step up from Blackmore's Night. Also, I like the Lickerish solo stuff more than the Secret Green stuff. But, thanks!

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Drew, you MUST find either Gian Castello albums,especially Taliesyn  it will turn you into a troubadour!  

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Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

Drew, you MUST find either Gian Castello albums,especially Taliesyn  it will turn you into a troubadour!  

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lol!! Okay, Tomas! I've actually been successful in finding a few songs on YouTube--and liking them quite a lot--just don't know what albums they come from. I'll get back to you on that . . . 
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I'VE FOUND IT! THE music I've been looking for!! 

PAZZO FANFANO DI MUSICA's 1989 eponymously titled album. This is EXACTLY the kind of music I've been craving. More acoustic and keyboard dominated yet definitely steeped in themes and sounds as if it's from the band is trying to reach back to the Italian Renaissance. Strings, harpsichord, flutes, classical guitar, piano, wonderfully quirky female vocals, organs, and HARPSICHORD! Check it out: on YouTube you can hear the album in its entirety. And check out Ivan Melgar's review here on PA. AWESOME!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qrbo3S2Jb0
 
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Some one has probably mentioned Espers already but for me this is as close as one is going to get to early medieval/renaissance prog/folk music done with a modern twist. Their melodies are simply beautiful and haunting at the same time.
 
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try to listen to about 100 of the real thing, on youtube...you'll be amazed what you stumble into. 
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Originally posted by brainstormer brainstormer wrote:

try to listen to about 100 of the real thing, on youtube...you'll be amazed what you stumble into. 
real thing: real medieval music
Give me the name of 3 real medieval music clips, not neo modern bands doing a facsimile of....I'm all ears.
 
 
Are you referring to true 'classical' artists like Machaut.?
 


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How real are Corvus Corax suposed to be?
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Originally posted by brainstormer brainstormer wrote:

try to listen to about 100 of the real thing, on youtube...you'll be amazed what you stumble into. 
real thing: real medieval music

Good point! And, you're right! I'm already finding a lot of music that I love. MAybe my days at PA are numbered. Maybe my days using underarm deodorant are gone. . . LOL
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Anonymous - Edi Beo Thu, Hevene Quene
Anonymous - Procurans Odium
Codex Rossi XIV century_ Ballata - Amor Mi Fa Cantar A La Francesca

This is "the best" but you probably won't find it online anymore:
Heinrick Finck (1444-1527) - Wer ich eyn falck - Invicto regi jubilo

A little harder maybe for the rock palette to like:
Bartolino da Padova (c.1365-1405) - Qual lege move
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Last.fm has a few seconds of that track, Heinrick Finck (1444-1527) - Wer ich eyn falck - Invicto regi jubilo.

It develops quite a bit so it's not a complete snapshot.

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