Vasilissa ergo gaude, Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Cappella Romana performing “Vasilissa ergo gaude” at the second Boston Byzantine Music Festival, November 14–15, 2014. “Vasilissa ergo gaude” is a Latin motet by the Franco-Flemish composer Guillaume Dufay (ca. 1400–1474). It celebrates the marriage in 1421 of Cleophe Malatesta da Pesaro to Theodore Palaiologos, Despot of the Morea and son of the Emperor Manuel II (r. 1391–1425).