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The Play of Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

Composed in the early 13th century for New Year’s festivities at the Beauvais Cathedral in Northern France, the Ludus Danielis is a mystery play based on the Old Testament Book of Daniel, which includes the famous story of the exiled prophet’s delivery from the lions’ den. While it naturally incorporates period instruments such as the veille (similar to a violin), the Boston Camerata’s Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited also introduces contemporary visual touches to connect the past to the present, highlighting the timelessness of the play’s themes.