◎ LA PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC ◎
by Orlando Consort (Carl Theodor Dreyer - 1928)
for silent movie and five voices
⧖ Italian Premier
"The Orlando Consort’s performances are simultaneously ravishing and reverential"
Los Angeles Times
Condemned unseen in France on its release, vilified by the Catholic authorities and even banned outright in England, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s LaPassion de Jeanne d’Arc is widely recognised as a silent masterpiece, regularly appearing in lists of the top ten greatest films ever made.
Inspired by Dreyer’s vision, the award-winning Orlando Consort present an entirely new, carefully crafted soundtrack of music from the era in which the film is set. The intricate beauty of 15th century works by Binchois and Dufay, together with animated motets and haunting plainsong, amplify the poignant depiction of medieval France and provide a unique and highly evocative accompaniment to this landmark film.