harmonia mundi HM 90610,1986
harmonia mundi «musique d'abord» EHM HMA 195610, 2011
tracks #1-9: Danses de la Renaissance / HMU 610
1. Trois Branles de Bourgnone [1:51]
2. Branle gay nouveau [1:57]
3. Tielmann SUSATO. Danses [8:58]
4. Claude GERVAISE. Branle [1:04]
5. Pierre PHALÈSE. L'Arboscello Ballo Furlano [1:32]
6. Melchior FRANCK. Pavane et Gaillarde [3:59]
7. Hans Leo HASSLER. Trois Entrées [3:49]
8. Pierre ATTAINGNANT. Tourdion, Pavane et Gaillarde [3:45]
9. Christopher DEMANTIUS. Danse Polonaise et Gaillarde [3:21]
tracks #10-14: DUFAY. Missa sine nomine — Danses medievales / HMU 939
Solo de cornemuse anonyme de Kromeiris, XVe s.
Guillaume de MACHAUT. Ma chiere dame ballade
11. Danses anonymes [5:12]
Italie, XIVe s. & France, XIIIe s.
12. Benedicamus Domino [3:05]
organum, Notre-Dame, v. 1200
13. Guillaume DUFAY. Franc cuer gentil [6:13] rondeau
14. Danses [4:08]
Livre de danses de Marguerite d'Autriche
The pavan, the round dance, the galliard and the branle have all had a lasting influence on our musical culture in the spheres of both art and folk music. In the Renaissance era these dances played the same role as today's popular hits, for the 16th century too had its 'fashionable' dances. Their horizon, for all their codification and their necessary social function, was clearly secular. Whether courtly or festive, they implied a liberation of the body. By including a group of pieces from the Middle Ages which inspired them (Machaut, Dufay, the Notre-Dame School), this disc also offers an opportunity to hear their original sonority and retrace its evolution.