Three Medieval Discs

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Program: #05-14   Air Date: Mar 28, 2005


This program features three new releases in medieval music.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from John Arntz.

I. Le Jeu de Robin et Marion. [The Ensemble Micrologus].

(Zig-Zag Territoires CD ZZT 040602)

ADAM de la HALLE (c. 1250-?1306): The Story of Robin & Marion, Part 1.

II. Puzzles and Perfect Beauty: Italian Music at the End of the Middle Ages. [The Newberry Consort].

(A Newberry Library/Noyse Productions CD; for information, contact:

  • GHERARDELLO da FIRENZE (d. 1364):
    Ballata I'vo bene ("I wish anyone well who wishes me well").
  • LORENZO da FIRENZE (d. 1372):
    Ballata Donna e fu.
  • MATTEO da PERUGIA (fl. 1400):
    Ballade Se je me plaing (" If I complain of Fate").
  • JOHANNES CICONIA (c.1370-1412):
    Virelai Sus un fontayne ("As by a spring I entertained my sight").

III. Le Souvenir de Vous me Tue: Medieval Chansons from the Court of Philip the Good. [Asteria Ensemble].

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  • Anon. (<Oxford Can.Misc. 213, c. 1420):
    Quant la doulce jouvencelle ("If the gentle maiden").
  • ROBERT MORTON (c. 1430-1476):
    Vive ma dame par amours ("Hail my lady for love").
  • ESTIENNE GROSSIN (fl. 1420):
    Va t'ent souspir ("Go, sigh, I beg you").
    Le Souvenir de Vous me Tue ("The memory of you kills me").
  • Anon. (<Mellon Chansonnier, c. 1475):
    Hora cridar "oyme" ("And now I can well cry 'Alas'").
  • Anon. (<Oxford Can.Misc. 213, c. 1420):
    Humble pitie ("Humble Pity, pleasant and debonair").

Composer Info

ADAM de la HALLE (c. 1250-?1306), GHERARDELLO da FIRENZE (d. 1364), LORENZO da FIRENZE (d. 1372), MATTEO da PERUGIA (fl. 1400), JOHANNES CICONIA (c.1370-1412), ROBERT MORTON (c. 1430-1476), ESTIENNE GROSSIN (fl. 1420)

CD Info

CD ZZT 040602,

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