De Vitry: Motets & Chansons

Philippe de Vitry 1291-1361
Mottetten und Lieder - Motets & Chansons
Sequentia - Benjamin Bagby & Barbara Thornton, dirs.
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (BMG) RD 77095 QA [CD]
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (BMG) "Splendeurs" 82876 68351 2 [CD]

Contents:

  1. Motet: O canenda vulgo per compita / Rex quem metrorum / Rex regum (4 voices)
  2. Descort: Je qui paoir seule ai de conforter (voice & fiddle)
  3. Motet: Colla iugo subdere / Bona condit cetera / Libera me, Domine (3 voices)
  4. Motet: Firmissime fidem teneamus / Adesto, sancta Trinitas / Alleluya, Benedictus (3 voices)
  5. Motet: Cum statua Nabucodonasor / Hugo, Hugo princeps invidie / Magister invidie (3 voices)
  6. Firmissime fidem teneamus (organ)
  7. Motet: Impudenter circumivi / Virtutibus laudabilis (4 voices)
  8. Chanson: Ay, amours! tant me dure (voice, fiddle)
  9. Motet: Garrit Gallus flendo dolorose / In nova fert animus (3 voices)
  10. Virelai: Providence la senée (voice, fiddle)
  11. Motet: Floret cum vana gloria / Florens vigor ulciscendo (3 voices)
  12. Motet: Aman novi probatur exitu / Heu, Fortuna subdola / Heu me, tristis est anima (3 voices)
  13. Motet: Petre Clemens, tam re quam nimine / Lugentium siccentur occuli plaudant senes (3 voices, organ)
  14. Lai: Talant j'ai que d'obeir (voice, fiddle)
  15. Motet: Tribum, que non abhorruit / Quoniam secta latronum / Merito hec patimur (3 voices)
  16. Motet: Tuba sacre fidei / In arboris empiro prospere / Libera me, Domine (3 voices)
  17. Tribum, que non abhorruit (organ)
  18. Chanson: Se j'onques a mon vivant (voice)
  19. Motet: Douce playsance est d'amer loyament / Garison selon nature (3 voices)
  20. Motet: Vos quid admiramini, virgines / Gratissima virginis species / Gaude gloriosa (4 voices)

Sources:
[2], [4], [8]-[10], [14], [15], [18] Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, f. fr. 146: Le Roman de Fauvel
[6], [17] London, British Museum, add. 28550: Robertsbridge Codex

Performers:
Sequentia, Ensemble für Musik des Mittelalters
Benjamin Bagby (voice), Barbara Thornton (voice)
with participation of:
Patricia Neely (fiddle), Edmund Brownless (voice), Michael Collver (voice), David Cordier (voice), Stephen Grant (voice, organ), Eric Mentzel (voice)
Benjamin Bagby & Barbara Thornton, dirs.

Playing time: 68'

Recording site and date:
Seewen, Switzwerland [3-4/1988];
rel.: 1990 (77095), 2005 (68351)

Excerpts:
[13], [15], [20] RCA "Red Seals" 82876 60986 2 [CDx4] Trésors - Moyen-Âge

Reviewed in:
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 15/2- (November / December 1991)

Other information was provided by Florian Chevallot.

Other recordings featuring De Vitry:

Philippe de Vitry and the Ars Nova
Orlando Consort
Amon Ra 49
Anges ou démons
Ensemble Amadis
DBA Productions 01/09204

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