Johan Robert "Trebor"

Balades a III chans
de Johan Robert "Trebor" & al.
Ferrara Ensemble - Crawford Young
Arcana 32


  1. Johan Robert: Helas pitié envers moy dort si fort
  2. Johan Robert: Si Alexandre et Hector fussent en vie
  3. Baude Cordier: Tout par compas suy composés (instrumental)
  4. Anon: Adieu vous di, tres doulce compaynie
  5. ? Matteo de Perugia: Rondeau-refrain (instrumental)
  6. Matteo de Perugia: Pres du soloil deduissant s'esbanoye
  7. Antonio da Cividale: Io vegio per stasone (instrumental)
  8. Anon: Lamech Judith et Rachel de plourer
  9. Anon: Le mont Aon de Thrace, doulz pais
  10. Magister Grimace: Se Zephirus, Phebus et leur lignie

Performers: Lena Susanne Norin (alto), Kathleen Dineen (soprano), Stephen Grant (baritone), Randall Cook (fiddle), Norihisa Sugawara (fiddle, lute), Debra Gomez (harp), Crawford Young (lute, guitar)

Playing time: 59'

Recording date: March 1994

This recording consists of primarily French (with one Italian, but performed instrumentally) secular songs; sources are the Codex Chantilly and Modena MS (and also Panciatichiano 26, fol. 16v for track #5, attributed by Gordon K. Greene, Éditions de Oiseau-Lyre, Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century XXII, p. 32). The featured composer is the "Trebor" of the Codex Chantilly, tentatively identified as Johan Robert; track #2 is especially impressive.

The next Ars Subtilior recordings by the present ensemble:

Fleurs de vertus
Chansons subtiles à la fin du XIVè siècle
Ferrara Ensemble - Crawford Young
Arcana 40
En doulz chastel de Pavie
Chansons à la cour des Visconti, 1400
Ferrara Ensemble - Crawford Young
Harmonia Mundi "Documenta" 905241
Corps femenin
L'avant-garde de Jean Duc de Berry
Ferrara ensemble - Crawford Young
Arcana 355

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Todd M. McComb