Monastic Song | Troubadour Song
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The Medieval Lyric (2 CD-ROMs | 7 CDs)

2001






CD 2

Monastic Song

1. Radix iesse castitatis lilium  [2:09]
Vers | MS A1 46r (BN lat. 1139)
Paul Hillier, singer

2. Radix iesse castitatis lilium  [4:12]
MS CIII 43r-v (BN lat. 3719)
Peter Becker, singer; Tina Chancey, Robert Eisenstein, vielles

3. O Maria Deu maire  [5:07]
Versus Sancte Marie | MS A1 49r-50r (BN lat. 1139)
Peter Becker, singer and vielle à roue

4. In hoc anni circulo  [7:39]
melody reconstructed, MS A1 48r-49r (BN lat. 1139)
Paul Hillier, singer



Troubadour Song

WILLIAM IXth DUKE of AQUITAINE and VIIth COUNT of POITIERS (1071-1127) | Comte de Peytieu
5. Pos de chantar m’es pres talentz  [3:58]
Vers/planh, PC 183.10 | music: ms Chigi C.V. 151 / text: ms D, f. 190v
Peter Becker, singer and vielle à roue


MARCABRU (c. 1127-1148)
6. Dirai vos senes duptansa  [4:17]
sirventes, PC 293.18 | music: ms. R, f. 5v / text: Dejeanne ed.
Peter Becker, singer

7. L'autrier jost'una sebissa  [5:16]
pastorela, PC 293.30 | music: ms. R, f. 5r / text: Dejeanne ed. (ms. A, 33r-v)
Peter Becker, singer
recitation: CD3 #9


Anonymous
8. Jaufre Rudel. Vida  [1:31]
text: ms. I, f. 121v
Paul Hillier, narrator

Jaufre RUDEL (c. 1145-1180)
9. Lanquand li jorn son lonc en mai  [6:23]   LLJ
canso, PC 262.2 | music: ms. X, f. 81v / text: ms. B, f. 77r-v
Peter Becker, singer


Bernart de VENTADORN (c. 1145-1180)
10. Can vei la lauzeta mover  [6:14]
pastorela, PC 70.43 | music: mix of mss., close to W, f. 190v / text: Appel ed. (ms. A, f. 90r-v | Ms U, f. 89v-90r)
Paul Hillier, singer
recitation: CD3 #10

11. Can vei la lauzeta mover  [4:23]
tenso, PC 70.2 | music: ms. W, f. 190v / text: Appel ed.
Peter Becker (Bernart); Mark Bleeke (Peire)


Guiraut de BORNELH (c. 1165-1210)
12. Reis glorios verais lums e clartatz  [4:52]
pastorela, PC 242.64 | music: ms. R, f. 8v / text: ms. C, f. 30v | ms. R, f. 8v
Peter Becker, singer


Arnaut DANIEL (fl. 1180-1210)
Lo ferm voler q'el cor m'intra  [4:52]
sestina/canso, PC 29.14 | music: ms. G, f. 73r / text: ms. A, f. 39v
13. [3:07]
Peter Becker, singer
14. [3:17]
Peter Becker, singer; Christopher Kendall, lute
recitation: CD3 #11


Alternate versions

Jaufre RUDEL (c. 1145-1180)
Lanquand li jorn son lonc en mai   LLJ
canso, PC 262.2 | Peter Becker, singer
15. [0:58]
music: ms. X, f. 81v / text, frenchified: ms B, f. 77r-v
16. [0:54]
music and text, frenchified: ms. W, f. 189v
17. [0:58]
music and text: ms R, 63r-v | attr. to G. FAIDIT

Bernart de VENTADORN (c. 1145-1180)
Can vei la lauzeta mover
Paul Hillier, singer
18. [0:53]
music: ms. G, f. 10r / text: ms. A, f. 90r-v | ms. U, f. 89v-90r
19. [0:54]
music: ms. R, f. 56vr / text: ms. A, f. 90r-v | ms. U, f. 89v-90r


Comparing melodies
Peter Becker, singer

20. Ave maris stella  [0:37]
gregorian chant, 1st stanza | Liber Usualis

21. O Maria Deu maire  [0:30]
Versus Sancte Marie, 1st stanza | ms. A1 49r (BN lat. 1139)

22. Reis glorios verais lums e clartatz  [0:46]
alba, PC 242.64, 1st stanza | ms. A1 R, f. 8v









CD 3

Troubadour Song

Gaucelm FAIDIT (fl. 1170-1205)
1. Fortz chausa es que tot lo major dan  [8:29]
planh, PC 166.22 | music: ms. G, f. 29v / text: ms. A, f. 80v; stanza order: G
Paul Hillier, singer


The COMTESSA de DIA (second half of the 12th century)
2. A chantar m'er de so qu'ieu non volria  [5:27]
canso, PC 46.2 | music: ms. W, f. 204r / text base: ms. B, f. 104v-105r
Laurie Monahan, singer
recitation: CD3 #12


Peire VIDAL (fl. 1175-1205)
3. Pus tornatz sui em Proensa  [6.26]
canso, PC 364.33 | music: ms. G, f. 42v-43r / text: ms. C, f. 35v-36r
Paul Hillier, singer
recitation: CD3 #13


Raimon de MIRAVAL (fl. 1185-1213)
4. Aissi cum es genser pascors  [7.08]
canso, PC 406.2 | music: ms. R f. 83v / text base: ms. D, f. 97r
Paul Hillier, singer
recitation: CD3 #14


Raimbaut de VAQUEIRAS (fl. 1180-1205)
5. Eissamen ai gerreiat ab amor  [7.06]
canso, PC 392.13 | music: ms. R f. 61v / text: Linskill ed. (mss. B, C, A)
Mark Bleeke, singer
Tina Chancey and Robert Eisenstein, vielles


Kalenda maia
estampida (canso), PC 392.9 | music: ms. R f. 62r-v / text Appel ed. (ms. C, f. 125r, ms. M)
6. Instrumental version | Razo (an.)  [3:38]
razo text: ms. P, f. 44v-45r
Reading of the razo: Peter Becker
instrumental version: Tina Chancey and Robert Eisenstein, vielles

7. Estampida (canso)  [3:17]
Peter Becker, singer; Robert Eisenstein, vielle


Guiraut RIQUIER (1254-1292)
8. Pus sabers nom val ni sens  [6.26]
canso redonda, PC 248.66 | music: ms. R f. 107v / text: ms. C f. 300r-v
Paul Hillier, singer, singer
recitation: CD3 #15


Troubadour Recitations

MARCABRU (c. 1127-1148)
9. L'autrier jost'una sebissa  [3:46]
pastorela, PC 293.30 — recitation: Pierre Bec | song: CD2 #7

Jaufre RUDEL (c. 1145-1180)
10. Lanquand li jorn son lonc en mai  [2:29]   LLJ
canso, PC 262.2 — recitation: Margaret Switten | song: CD2 #9

Arnaut DANIEL (fl. 1180-1210)
11. Lo ferm voler  [2:33]
sestina, canso, PC 29.14 — recitation: Pierre Bec | song: CD2 #13 & 14

The COMTESSA de DIA (second half of the 12th century)
12. A chantar m'er de so qu'ieu non volria  [2:13]
canso, PC 46.2 — recitation: Margaret Switten | song: CD3 #2

Peire VIDAL (fl. 1175-1205)
13. Pus tornatz sui em Proensa  [2:35]
canso, PC 364.33 — recitation: Pierre Bec | song: CD3 #3

Raimon de MIRAVAL (fl. 1185-1213)
14. Aissi cum es genser pascors  [3:10]
canso, PC 406.2 — recitation: Pierre Bec | song: CD3 #4

Guiraut RIQUIER (1254-1292)
15. Pus sabers nom val ni sens  [3:19]
canso redonda, PC 248.66 — recitation: Pierre Bec | song: CD3 #8




Manuscripts (with music: )

Saint-Martial Manuscripts
A1 — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 1139. (c. 1100)
CIII — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 3719. (2nd qt 12th c)

Troubadour Manuscripts
A — Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, lat. 5232. (Italian, 13th c)
B — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 1592. (Occitan, 13th c)
C — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 856. (Occitan, 14th c)
D — Modena, Biblioteca Nazionale Estense, Estero 45 (Alpha R. 4.4). (Italian, 13th c)
G — Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, R 71 superiore. (Italian, c. 1300)
H — Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, lat. 3207 (Italian, late 13th c)
I — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 854. (Italian, 13th c)
K — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 12473. (Italian, 13th c)
M — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 12474. (Italian, 14th c)
P — Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 41.42. (Italian, 14th c)
R — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 22543. (Occitan, c1300)
U — Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 41.43. (Italian, 14th c)
W — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 844 (=trouvère M). (French, mid 13th c)
X — Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 20050 (=trouvère U). (French, mid 13th c)
Chigi — Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Chigi C.V. 151 (Le Jeu de Sainte Agnès, 14th c)




Recording:

Monastic Song (CD2 #1-2),
Troubadour Song (CD2 #5-11, 13-14 & CD3 #1-8),
Alternate versions (CD2 #15, 17-20):
Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. (1.1987)

CD2 #3, 4 (O Maria Deu maire, In hoc anni circulo) and CD2 #12 (Reis glorios)
were initially recorded by Studio-Harrison Digital Productions, South Hadley, MA , USA (1988 or prior)

Alternate version CD2 #16 (Lanquand li jorn II): Hirschorn Museum (5.1999)

Troubadour recitations:
Pierre Bec (CD3 #9, 11, 13, 14, 15): France, 1988 or prior
Margaret Switten (CD3 #10 & 12): Studio-Harrison Digital Productions, South Hadley, MA (1988)


Editing and production carried out by Robert Eisenstein, Curt Wittig, and Margaret Switten
Curt Wittig, princiapl engineer









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