Playing time: 58' 22"
[1.1] Paris, BNF, fr. 25566, f. 34v / 35r
[1.2] Paris, BNF, fr. 25566, f. 33r
[2.1] Montpellier, Bibliothèque de l'École de Médecine, ms H 196, f. 292r / 293r & Bamberg, Staatbibliothek, ms Lit. 115, f. 52r
[2.2]-, [8.2]-[9.1], [10.1],  Paris, BNF, fr. 25566
[6.1] Bamberg, Staatbibliothek, ms Lit. 115, f. 53r
[6.2], [10.2] Paris, BNF, fr. 25566, f. 33v
[8.1] Paris, BNF, fr. 25566, f. 32v
[9.2] Montpellier, Bibliothèque de l'École de Médecine, ms H 196, f. 297r / 298v
[9.3], ,  Paris, BNF, fr. 844
 Bamberg, Staatbibliothek, ms Lit. 115, f. 18v
 Paris, BNF, fr. 25566, f. 14r/v
 Paris, BNF, fr. 25566, f. 36r/v
Patrizia Bovi (voice, gothic harp, trumpet in G), Adolfo Broegg (lute, gittern), Gabriele Russo (viola, bagpipe, trumpet in F), Leah Stuttard (gothic harp, medieval harp), Goffredo Degli Esposti (small shawm, large shawm, recorder in F, recorder in G, drum, traverse flute, double reed, hornpipe), Sofia Laznik-Galves (voice: Marion), Olivier Marcaud (voice: Robin), Mauro Borgioni (voice: Knight, Gautier), Simone Sorini (voice), François Lazarevic (bagpipe in G, bagpipe in C), Luigi Germini (trumpet in G, trumpet in F), Gabriele Miracle (nakers, castanets, tambourine)
Recording site and date:
S. Antonio, Perugia, Italy [june 2003];
Diapason (#-p.): 517-103 (september 2004)
Early Music America (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 28/6-65 (july/august 2005)
Goldberg (y., #-p.): 2004, 35-80
Information from CD.
Adam de la Halle (c.1250-?1306) is called "last of trouvères" by some. He composed in a variety of genres, contributing especially to the increasing subtlety of the motet, and the merging of secular themes with academic sensibilities. He was one of the most important forerunners of the great Guillaume de Machaut. The present dramatic work is innovative in a variety of ways, presented here together with some motets and other items.
Adam's real name was apparently Adam le Bossu, and he was also known as Adam d'Arras. Most details of his life are unknown, but the present recording argues for a death date into the 14th century, instead of the late 1280s as previously supposed.
Other recordings of this work:
A recording of music illustrating themes on these characters in later eras:
Another survey devoted to Adam de la Halle:
Finally, this was actually one among a few Micrologus issues to be announced on Opus 111, but never released. In this case, the catalog number was given as Opus 111 OPS 30-283, but that number was subsequently (re-)used as a Vivaldi recording, and so is not included in the header of this file. The others which were announced similarly:
Perhaps these will also appear someday. It should also be noted that the recording date of the present release seems to preclude it having been recorded by Opus 111, although a recording of the same title was announced in Diapason.
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