Frese Nouvele!

Frese Nouvele! - Motetten in ars antiqua und ars nova
Musica Mensurata
tvd-Verlag FCD 97736

Contents:

    Anonymous, 13th century
  1. Alle psallite / Alle psallite
  2. Salve virgo / Verbum caro factum est
  3. Quant voi revenir / Virgo virginum
  4. O Maria virgo / O Maria maris stella

  5. Anonymous 14th century
  6. Ida capillorum / Portio nature

  7. Anonymous, 13th century
  8. Prennes i garde / S'on me regarde
  9. A Paris / On parole / Frese novele
  10. Ja n'amerai autre
  11. Cançonete / Ainc voir d'amor / A la cheminee
  12. L'autrier m'esbatoie / Demenant grant joie

  13. Petrus de Cruce, late 13th century
  14. Aucun ont trouve / Lonc tans me sui tenu

  15. Anonymous, 14th century
  16. Apto caro / Flos virginum

  17. Anonymous, 13th century
  18. Quant che vient en mai / Mout ai este

  19. Adam de la Hale, 1220-1287
  20. Aucun se lont loe d'amour / A Dieu
  21. Entre Adan / Chief bien seantz
  22. Dame bele / Fi, mari

  23. Guillaume de Machaut, ca. 1300-1377
  24. De bon espoir / Puis que la douce

  25. Anonymous, 13th century
  26. Que ferai / Ne puet faillir
  27. Je cuidoie / Se j'ai folement ame
  28. Trois serors / Trois serors / Trois serors

  29. Guillaume de Machaut
  30. Agnus Dei

  31. Anonymous, 14th century
  32. Post missarum / Post misse modulanima

Playing time: 55'

Performers: Egbert Schimmelpfennig (conductor), Anita Weltzien (voice), Lucia Laake (voice), Werner Marschall (voice), Kai Roterberg (voice, organistrum), Wilfried Staufenbiel (voice, hurdy-gurdy), Hans Martin Meckel (recorders, shawm, crumhorn), Egbert Schimmelpfennig (fiddles, portative organ, crumhorn), Curt Lommatzsch (trumpets, bells), Irena Troupová (voice), Astrid von Brück (harp), Stephan Maass (percussion)

Recording site and date: Berlin, March 1990

Comments: This recording is devoted almost exclusively to 13th and 14th century motets, and concentrates on the similarities and contrasts between the two musical periods which these centuries encompass, the Ars Antiqua and the Ars Nova. The ensemble combines instruments and voices in their performances.

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William MacLehose