Popular Medieval Music

Popular Medieval Music
The Jolly Minstrels: Minstrels Tunes. Songs and Dances of the Middle Ages on Authentic Instruments
Gerald English & Jaye Consort – Francis Baines, dir.
Pye « Golden Guinea Collector GGC 4092 [LP, mono]
Pye « Golden Guinea Collector GSGC 14092 [LP, stereo]
Vanguard « Cardinal » VCS 10049 [LP, USA]
Everest « Collector Series » 3447 [LP]
Marble Arch MALS 956 [LP]
Madacy « Master Series » MK 1828 [LP, Canada]
Madacy « Master Series » MKC 1828 [Cass., Canada]


    Anon., Beauvais:
  1. The song of the ass

  2. Anon., ca 13th c.
  3. Ductia

  4. Anon., 13th c.
  5. English dance
  6. Conductus: Regie mentem

  7. Anon., 14th c.
  8. Saltarello

  9. Anon., ca 1325, Robertsbridge MS
  10. Estampie

  11. Adam de la Halle
  12. Li mans d'amer

  13. Anon., 14th c.:
  14. Lamento di Tristan

  15. Anon., 13th c.:
  16. Estampie

  17. Anon., Trouvère
  18. Virelai: C'est la fin

  19. Anon., Summer is icumen MS:
  20. Estampie

  21. Raimbaut de Vaqueiras
  22. Kalenda maya

  23. Anon., 13th c.:
  24. Ductia

  25. Anon.:
  26. Conductus: Novus miles sequitur

  27. Anon., 13th c.:
  28. Moulin de Paris
  29. In seculum artifex
  30. Sol ovitur

  31. Anon., Buxheimer Orgelbuch, 15th c.
  32. Vierhundert jar uff diser erde

  33. Anon., England, 14th c.
  34. Trotto

  35. Anon., 13th c.
  36. Worldes blis

  37. Anon., ca. 1500
  38. Basse dance: Alta

  39. Richard Coeur de Lion
  40. Ja nun hons pris

  41. Anon., Buxheimer Orgelbuch, 15th c.
  42. Die suss nachtigall

  43. Anon., Trouvère
  44. Retrovenge: Pour mon coeur

  45. Anon., 13th c.
  46. Estampie royale

Playing time: ??' ??"

Gerald English (tenor)
Jaye Consort
Various performers (viol, medieval fiddle, rebec, harp, lute, portative organ, hurdy-gurdy, cornemuse, pipe and tabor, psaltery, shawm, trumpet, percussions)
Francis Baines, dir.

Recording site and date:
Unknown [1967 or prior];
Rel.: 1967 (Pye), 1969 (Vanguard), 1978 (Everest)

Reviewed in:
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 45/533- (oct. 1967)

Information from owned LP (Madacy) and Lambert van Stratum. This LP has been a reference for many in the late 60's as an introduction to medieval music, a sort of "best of ...", when you read the selection.
This LP has been released with different titles depending on label:
Pye: Popular medieval music
Cardinal: The Jolly Minstrels: Minstrel tunes, songs, and dances of the Middle Ages on authentic instruments – Gerald English, tenor, with the Jaye Consort of Medieval Instruments.
Everest: Medieval Music – Gerald English, tenor, with the Jaye Consort
Madacy: Medieval music Played on the Original instruments – Gerald English, tenor, with the Jaye Consort

Other LPs by the Jaye Consort:

Les violes élisabéthaines
Jaye Consort of Viols
Arion 38215 [LP]
Medieval Music
The Jaye Consort / Gerald English
Everest 3447 [LP]

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Pierre-F. Roberge