Provence mystique

Provence mystique
Sacred Songs of the Middle Ages
Anne Azéma et al.
Erato 3984 25503

Contents:

    Audi homo

  1. Anon: Audi tellus (voice)
  2. Lo frugz de saber

  3. Anon: Clara sonent organa (2 fiddles; 5 voices)
  4. Peire Espanhol / Gaucelm Faidit (arr.): Ar levatz sus, francha corteza gens! (voice, psaltery, harp)
  5. Anon. Provençal, 13th. century "Planctus Beate Marie": Tantost com fon al loc vengutz (voice)
  6. Venance Fortunat / Anon. Gregorian: Vexilla Regis (4 voices)
  7. Peire Cardenal / Jaufré Rudel: Dels quatre caps que a la cros (voice, fiddle)
  8. Anon: Verbum Patris humanatur (solo voice, 4 voice chorus, recorder, 2 fiddles)
  9. Roma trichairitz

  10. Guilhem Figueira / Peire Vidal (arr.): D'un sirventes far (voice, fiddle)
  11. Peire Cardenal / Cantiga de Santa Maria 45 (arr.): Una ciutatz fo (voice, recorder, 2 fiddles)
  12. Cum melodis organo

  13. Anon. Provençal, 13th. century "Planctus Beate Marie": Dona, Maire del salvador (voice)
  14. Anon: Flore vernans gratie (voice)
  15. Cantiga de Santa Maria 363: En bon ponto (solo voice, 4 voice chorus, psaltery, 2 fiddles)
  16. Anon. Aquitanian: Gregis pastor Tityrus (5 voices, recorder, 2 fiddles)

Sources:
[1] Montpellier, Bibliothèque Municipale, ms 6, f116
[2] text: in Leo Treitler, The Aquitanian Repertory of Sacred monody in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries, diss. Princeton U., 1967; music (vocal version): BNF, lat 3719, f34
[3] text: in Francisco J. Azicuren, La lirica religiosa en la literatura Provenzal Antigua, Pamplona, 1972; music: after Gaucelm Faidit, BNF 22543, f41d
[4], [10] W. Mushacke, ed., Altprovenzalische Marienklage des 13. Jahrhunderts, Halle 1890, Geneva, 1975
[5] Liber Usualis
[6] music: after Jaufré Rudel, BNF 22543, f63c
[7] BNF, lat 3719, f91
[8] text: in Martin de Riquier, Las trovadores - Historia literaria y textos, Barcelona, 1975, 1983; music: after Peire Vidal, BNF 22543, f65a
[9] text: in Martin de Riquier, Las trovadores - Historia literaria y textos, Barcelona, 1975, 1983; music: after Cantiga de Santa Maria 45, in H. Anglès, La Musica de las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Rey Alfonso el Sabio, Barcelona, 1943-1959
[11] BNF lat 1139, f78
[12] music: after Cantiga de Santa Maria 263, in H. Anglès, La Musica de las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Rey Alfonso el Sabio, Barcelona, 1943-1959
[13] London, British Museum Library, ADD 36881, f13'

Performers: Anne Azéma (voice), Kit Kigginson (psaltery, recorder), Shira Kammen (fiddle), Margriet Tindemans (fiddle, harp), Laurence Brisset (voice), Annelies Coene (voice), Catherine Joussellin (voice), Pasquale Mourey (voice)

Playing time: 56'

Recording date: July 1998 (Abbaye de Gellone)

Attributions suffixed with "(arr.)" designate that the music has been arranged based on a melody from that source.

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Todd M. McComb