Alexander Agricola: The Chansons

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Program: #06-46, Air Date: 11/06/06

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the death of this great Ghent-born composer, Fretwork and countertenor Michael Chance give us the chansons and consort works in a new release from Harmonia Mundi.

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In honor of the 500th anniversary of the death of this great Ghent-born composer (August, 1506), Fretwork and countertenor Michael Chance give us the chansons and consort works in a new release from Harmonia Mundi. The recording also contains two parts of a cycle commissioned by Fretwork from Fabrice Fitch, entitled agricologies. The chansons set multiple times are listed in italics.

The CD is number HMU 907421. For more information, you may contact Harmonia Mundi at:

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ALEXANDER AGRICOLA (c. 1456-1506):

--Comme femme desconfortee (setting I @ 4; setting II @ 3; setting III @ 2).

--Se je fais biens ("Whether I do good or ill it's all one to me").

--Pater meus Agricola est.

--Tout a par moy.

--NINOT le PETIT (fl. c. 1500): Si bibero.

--PIERRE de la RUE (c. 1452-1518)/HEINRICH ISAAC (c. 1450-1517): Si dormiero.

--Je nay dueil ("I endure no grief of which you are not the cause").

--De tous biens plaine (setting V @ 4; setting III @ 3; setting II @ 3; setting I a 3; setting IV @ 3).

--Vostre hault bruit ("Your high renown, which is consummate").

--Dung aultre amer (setting II @ 4; setting III @ 3; setting I @ 4).

--En actendant ("While I await my lady's favor").

--Fortuna desperata.

Composer Info

ALEXANDER AGRICOLA (c. 1456-1506), NINOT le PETIT (fl. c. 1500), PIERRE de la RUE (c. 1452-1518), HEINRICH ISAAC (c. 1450-1517)

CD Info

HMU 907421