Distant Mirror: March 23 - Music from the Popes' Palace at Avignon
For most of the 14th century the papacy was situated in Avignon in the south of France. The Avignonese popes were great patrons of the arts, especially music, where the liturgy for the mass and divine offices were influenced to a great extent by the practices of the ars nova. On Friday's Distant Mirror the Ensemble Venance Fortunat and La Schola of the university of Tours perform music from the popes' palace at Avignonese from the CD Altera Roma. Join Allan Kelly at 10pm.