Songs and Dances of the Italian Ars Nova

Donna, s'amor m'invita
The vocal and instrumental art of the Ars Nova
Continens Paradisi
Symphonia 95142

Contents:

    Prologo

    Johannes Ciconia, Oxford Bodleian Library, MS canonici misc. 213 (cantus I & II, tenor) - Bologna, Civico Museo, Bibliografico Musicale, MS Q 15 (contratenor):
  1. O felix templum jubila (motet; rebec, shawm, vielle, lute)
  2. La Scoperta dell'Amore

    Francesco Landini, Codex Squarcialupi - Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, med.Pal. 87:
  3. Charo signor palesa (ballata; voice, vielle, lute)

  4. Anon., Codex Vaticano Rossi 215, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana:
  5. Amor, mi fa cantar (ballata; 2 vielles, lute, percussion)

  6. Anon., Chicago, private collection of Edward Lowinsky:
  7. Dolce, mie donna (ballata; shawm, 2 vielles)
  8. Il Gioco dei Dubbi

    Anon., Codex Reina, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, f.n.a.fr. 6671:
  9. Eh, vatene, signor mio (ballata; voice, 2 vielles, percussion)
  10. La Nobil Scala (madrigal; 2 vielles)

  11. Anon., Codex Vaticano Rossi 215, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana:
  12. Dal bel chastel (madrigal; 2 rebecs)

  13. Francesco Landini, Codex Squarcialupi - Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, med.Pal. 87:
  14. Chosi pensoso (caccia; voice, shawm, vielle)

  15. Anon., London, British Library, add. 29987:
  16. Saltarello (rebec, lute, vielle, shawm)
  17. La Passione

    Anon., London, British Library, add. 29987:
  18. La Manfredina (shawm, rebec, lute, vielle)

  19. Johannes Ciconia?, Stresia, Collegio Rosmini (olim Domodossola, Convente di Monte Calvario, MS 14):
  20. Amor, per ti sempre ardo (ballata; voice, 2 vielles, lute)

  21. Anon., Pistoia, Archivio Capitolare del Duomo:
  22. State a Dio (ballata; shawm, vielle)

  23. Guil. De Francia, Codex Squarcialupi - Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, med.Pal. 87
  24. Donna, s'amor m'invita (ballata; voice, 2 vielles, shawm)
  25. La Disillusione e la Perdia

    Vincenzo da Rimini, Codex Squarcialupi - Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, med.Pal. 87
  26. Ite se n'era (madrigal; rebec, vielle)

  27. Francesco Landini, Codex Squarcialupi - Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, med.Pal. 87
  28. Gran piant'agli ochi (ballata; voice, lute)
  29. Gran piant'agli ochi (variations; lute, vielle)

  30. Johannes Ciconia , Pistoia, Archivium Capituli Pistoriensis, MSB3 n.5 - Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, n.a.frç. 4917:
  31. Merçé o morte (ballata; voice, vielle)

  32. Anon.:
  33. Istampitta (2 vielles, shawm, lute)
  34. Epilogo

    Anon., Codex Vaticano Rossi 215, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana:
  35. Che ti çova nascondere (ballata; voice, 2 vielles, lute, percussion)

Playing time: 61' 58"

Performers: Witte Weber (singer), Thais Ohara (viella, rebec), Marcelo Ohara (viella, rebec), Norihisa Sugawara (lute, viella), Rogério Gonçalves (shawm, percussion)

Recording site and date:
Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna [10/1995]

Other releases (identical, first and re-releases): This the original CD release

Other releases by this group: none known

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

Comments:
Information from owned CD. Continens Paradisi was founded in 1992 by musicians specialising in early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

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Pierre-F. Roberge