Performers: Anne-Marie Lablaude (soprano), Brigitte Lesne (mezzo-soprano, harp, percussion), Lena-Susanne Norin (mezzo-soprano), Dominique Vellard (tenor, gittern), Emmanuel Bonnardot (baritone, vielle, rebec), Pierre Hamon (recorders, bagpipes, percussion), Randall Cook (vielle, shawm)
Playing time: 68'
Recording date: September 1991
,  Virgin Classics 0946 356902 2 4 [CD] Music from the time of the Crusades (1096 - 1270).
Note: This CD was later re-issued as a 2 CDs box (Virgin "Veritas" VMD 5 61 640 2 Millenium - Music from the Middle Ages) with Virgin "Veritas" 7243 5 45135 2 7 Les premieres polyphonies françaises
Jehan de Lescurel (d. 1304) was an innovative composer who died young (hanged as a thief, despite being a scholar and clerk at Notre Dame). Technically, he was one of the last of the trouvères and wrote only a single polyphonic work (the opening track; track #6 is performed with alternating voices, while track #9 is performed with a chorus refrain), despite the fact that his melodies are pregnant with such possibilities. Track #14 is a monophonic version of the opening polyphonic rondeau.
In some aspects, his compositions anticipate de Vitry who was apparently a somewhat younger contemporary, if Lescurel's young age is to be believed.
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