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Composer: Smert, Richard (1400-1479)

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Year of birth1400
Year of death1479
PeriodEarly
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Feasting on medieval music with the Orlando Consort at Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2013

Amidst all the hustle and bustle, the humming and buzzing of post-work Friday-night drinkers lining the sun-kissed streets of Spitalfields, who’d have thought that in the church at the very heart of that lively London area would be a man, standing alone, singing music written 800 years ago? Music from another human-inhabited world, so alien to our modern-day, Commercial Street lives, and yet sti
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