Last of the Troubadours

The Last of the Troubadours (The Art & Times of Guiraut Riquier 1230-1292)
Martin Best Medieval Ensemble
Nimbus 45-008 [45 rpm - 30cm]
Nimbus NI 5261 [CD]


    Adam John Muthe's book: A note that breaks the silence
  1. Text: The sack of Beziers and the seige of Carcassonne, 1209

  2. Bertran de Born:
  3. Rassa, tan creis (instr.)
  4. Riquier at Narbonne 1254-1270

    Guiraut Riquier:
  5. The 7th canso: No.m say d'amor
  6. La segonda retroencha
  7. Planh for the Lord Of Narbonne: Ples de tristor, marritz e dolorois

  8. Anon. France, 13th c.:
  9. Dance-song: Au temps d'auoust

  10. Alfonso el Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria
  11. Cantiga ?: ??? (instr.)
  12. At the court of Alfonso X, the wise king of Castille

    Guiraut Riquier:
  13. Canso: Fid e verays

  14. Alfonso el Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria
  15. Cantiga 139: Maravillosos et piadosos

  16. ----
    Guiraut Riquier:
  17. Canso: La Redonda

  18. Alfonso el Sabio (attr.): Cantigas de Santa Maria
  19. Cantiga 3: Mais nos faz Santa Maria

  20. Guiraut Riquier:
  21. La premieyra retroencha
  22. In Rodez, at the court of Count Henry II, 1280-1292

    Guiraut Riquier:
  23. Jesu Crist

  24. Anon. trad., Catalonia:
  25. Rossinyol

  26. Anon. trad., Languedoc:
  27. Dance: Los Esclops

  28. Guiraut Riquier:
  29. Vers: Je mais non er
  30. Vers: Be.m clegra de chantar tener

  31. Anon.:
  32. from: La Chanson de la Croisade Albigeoise

  33. Folquet de Marselha:
  34. Melody: Si tot me sui a tart aperceubutz.

Playing time: 42' 16"

Martin Best Medieval Ensemble
Martin Best (voice, lute, oud, psaltery), Jeremy Barlow (recorders, pipes) David Corkhill (nakers, hammer dulcimer, tabors, drums, bells, timbrel), Alastair McLachlan (rebecs, fidele)

Recording site and date:
Wyastone Leys, Monmouth [01/1981]

This CD has been released in a 6 CDs box set: Nimbus NI 1753 Music from the Age of Chivalry

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 59/707-1410 (march 1982 (Nimbus 45-008))
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.) 15/2-543

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