Straight from the Heart

Straight from the Heart
The Chansonnier Cordiforme
Ensemble Leones - Marc Lewon
Naxos 8.573325

Contents:

  1. L'autre jour par ung matin (No. 16)
  2. Helas, n'aray je jamais mieulx (No. 40)
  3. Terriblement suis fortunee (No. 38)
  4. Hayne van Ghizeghem: De tous biens plaine est ma maistresse (No. 19)
  5. Binchois: Comme femme desconfortée (No. 29)
  6. Vincenet: Fortune, par ta cruaulté (No. 27)
  7. Adieu vous dy l'espoir de ma jonesse (No. 37)
  8. Tinctoris: Le souvenir (Segovia Codex)
  9. Ben lo sa Dio se sum vergine e pura (No. 2)
  10. Chiara fontana de belli costumi (No. 5)
  11. Morton: N'aray je jamais mieulx que j'ay (No. 25)
  12. Dufay: Dona gentile he bella come l'oro (No. 3)
  13. Tinctoris: De tous biens playne (Segovia Codex)
  14. O pelegrina, o luce, o clara stella (No. 6)
  15. Ockeghem: Ma bouche rit et ma pensee pleure (No. 31)
  16. Ma bouche plaint les pleurs de ma pensee (No. 33)
  17. La gratia de vos, donsella (No. 8)
  18. Comme ung homme desconforté (No. 14)
  19. Perla mya cara, o dolce amore (No. 9)

Performers: Els Janssens-Vanmunster (voice), Raitis Grigalis (voice), Mathias Spoerry (voice), Elizabeth Rumsey (viola d'arco), Baptiste Romain (vielle, lira da braccio), Marc Lewon (viola d'arco, gittern, plectrum lute)

Playing time: 70'

Recording date: October 2014 (Switzerland); released: 2016

Piece number from the Chansonnier Cordiforme is given above. Unattributed pieces are anonymous. The two Tinctoris pieces involve diminutions of works in the Chansonnier. Tracks #9 & #19 are performed, at least partially, in the style of Italian monody from which they apparently derived.

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Todd M. McComb