Ya think we can take a break from politics for this one more day? :-)
All right. First of all you need to know that Stella Splendens (Brilliant Star) - a song in praise of the Virgin - is from the earliest medieval manuscript containing music that we still have. So let's hear a version of it performed by the stunningly excellent Waverly Consort:
Listen to THIS version:
Okay. Are you up for one more? You really have to brace yourself for this one but I love it!
Those hautboys/shawms/whatever are something else, aren't they?