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The Unknown Lover: Songs by Solage and Machaut ()

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Gothic Voices is a durable British ensemble that has performed medieval secular music mostly in vocal a cappella style. You may or may not like that approach, but if you'd like to give it a try, this disc contains repertory in which unaccompanied singing works well. The group sings some of the fixed-form chansons of Machaut -- and not the usual ones -- but then seizes on the inherent complexity of Machaut's music and looks forward in time to one of his successors, the mysterious Solage. Nothing, not even a first name, is ...

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  1. Le Basile
  2. Mors sui se je ne vous voy, virelai for 2 voices
  3. En l'amoureux vergier
  4. Quant je sui mis su retour, virelai for voice
  5. Tres gentil cuer for 3 voices
  6. Fumeux fume par fumée, rondeau for 3 voices
  7. Joieux de cuer en seumellant estoye, ballade for 4 voices
  8. Dame, se vous m'estés lointeinne, ballade for voice
  9. Adieu vous di, tres doulce compaygnie, ballade
  10. Plus dure qu'un dyamant, virelai for 2 voices
  11. Corps feminin
  12. S'aincy estoit que ne feust la noblesce
  13. Plusiers gens voy for 4 voices
  14. Douce dame, tant com vivray, rondeau for 2 voices
  15. Le Mont Aon de Thrace, ballade
  16. Se je souspir parfondement, virelai for 2 voices
  17. Calextone, qui fut dame
  18. Dieus, Biaute, Douceur, virelai for voice
  19. Hélas, je voy mon cuer, for 4 voices
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The Unknown Lover: Songs by Solage and Machaut
2006, Avie

UPC: 822252208924


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