Het liedboek van Zeghere van Male, 1542
Renaissance-Polyfonie in Brugge / Capilla Flamenca

Eufoda 1155

Geesteljike Muziek
1. Preludium  [0:56]
2. Laus Deo  [1:25]
3. Benedictus APPENZELLER. Muse Jovis  [5:34]
4. Sanctus uit Missa 'C'est doncq par moy'  [6:31]
5. JOSQUIN. O Intemerata  [3:25]

Liederen uit de Lage Landen
6. Pierre DE LA RUE · Hans JUDENKÜNIG. Mijn hert altijt  [2:25]
7. Pierre DE LA RUE. Mijn hert altijt  [3:57]
8. Duo zonder name  [2:29]
9. Den zin verblyt  [1:05]
10. Ghequest ben ic  [2:09]
11. Gheerkin de HONDT. Het was my wel te vooren  [1:40]

Franse Chansons
12. Chantons, sonnons trompettes  [1:56]
13. Claudin de SERMISY. Jouissance vous donneray  [2:41]
14. Johannes de HOLLANDE. O cueur ingrat  [1:51]
15. Adriaan WILLAERT. Mon petit cueur  [1:50]
16. Forseulement  [2:45]
17. JOSQUIN · Luis de NARVÁEZ. Mille regretz  [2:25]
18. Jean MOUTON. Resjoïssés vous  [1:46]
19. Ninot LE PETIT. C'est doncq par moy  [2:04]
20. Benedictus APPENZELLER. Qui l'ara, l'ara  [1:28]

21. Pavane  [1:43]
22. Basse Danche  [1:45]

Vroeg bekende madrigalen in de Lage Landen
23. Ognun si duol'  [1:22]
24. Se l'ardor  [2:29]
25. Donna leggiadra  [2:42]

Capilla Flamenca

Els Delsupehe · soprano, portative organ, crumhorn
Paul Gerhardt Adam · countertenor
Edmund Brownless · tenor
Dirk Snellings · bass, Renaissance gamba, crumhorn
Carine Rinkes · Renaissance block-flute, dulcian, crumhorn
Eugeen Schreurs · Renaissance gamba, crumhorn
Hans Michael Koch · Renaissance lute
Paul van Loey · Renaissance block-flute

This recording attempts to show something of the scope of musical life in late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Bruges. The liner notes emphasize the importance of printing in making music available to a wider spectrum of people, especially the middle class. The songbook from which selections are taken is a hand-compiled, richly illuminated work in four volumes of more than three hundred pages each, made in 1542 for the Bruges yarn, linen and fabric merchant, Zeghere van Male. All tracks make use of at least one instrument. — medieval.org

This songbook, which was compiled in 1542, is one of the few to have been preserved in Flanders, and is an exceptionally fine example of the 16th century musical activity in middle class society.

It is characterized by a varied content that has both an international and a local orientation. It contains religious music such as masses and motets as well as profane music represented by the Dutch polyphonous song, the French chanson and the Italian madrigal as well instrumental music. The music is partly composed by well-known international composers (Willaert, Josquin, Mouton), and partly by local composers (Lupus, Gheerkin, Lapperdy, Raedt).

The close attention and care given to the book, is clearly an indication of high self-esteem of its proud owner, Zeghere van Male, merchant, husband, father of sixteen children, politician, writer, and cultivated bourgeois.

For this recording, an earnest attempt has been made to suggest the musical landscape of Bruges anno 1542: historical 'impossible' sound combinations were therefore left out. When choosing the instrumentation, we usually envisioned a middle class music society. Not only voices but also all kinds of instruments were used, especially instruments that were very popular in the middle of the 16th century, such as the lute, the (viola da gamba and the recorder. For the pronunciation, we opted for a reconstruction of the mid-16th century idiom, whereby regional variants are often responsible for a kind of surprise-effect. — capilla.be