Alexander, Meister [Der wilde Alexander], a discography

Conception & research: Pierre-F. Roberge
For comments, additions and corrections mccomb@medieval.org (continuing this discography for PFR)
Last update: 04/07/2007

This is a nearly complete discography of Meister Alexander
It will updated as needed.

Literary and Musicological notes.
According to: Burkhard Kippenberg & Lorenz Welker in Grove Music Online (2004), Meister Alexander is represented mainly by 24 Spruch strophes (in only one Ton), but also by by two Minnelieder and one Leich. Sources are the following:
Ju = D-Ju = Jenaer Liederhanschrift El.f.101
Wn = A-Wn 2701 = Wiener Leichhandschrift

Part I lists Meister Alexander's works, in alphabetical order (label):
(a) Works listed in Grove Music Online
(b) Works not listed in Grove Music Online or not precisely identified.
Part I lists only original releases.

Part II lists recordings in part I, but re-edited from LP or tape to CD, or the most recent release of those originally issued on CD; this list includes also those released only on cassettes.
When no number precedes the entry, it means that the CD or tape contains only composite sections or is an anthology of a CD or tape already listed in Part II.

Part III lists any recordings newly or soon to be released.

Pierre-F. Roberge

PART Ia - MEISTER ALEXANDER's WORKS (ascribed)

1. Ach owê, daz nach liebe ergât (Ju), (Mn)

  1. Christophorus CHR 77192 [CD]
    Codex Manesse - Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift
    I Ciarlatani
    Rec.: 1995

  2. EMI (His Master's Voice) "Angel Series" SLS 988 (box) / SAN 391-392 (discs) [LPx2]
    Instruments of Middle Ages and Renaissance
    The Early Music Consort - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1973-1974

  3. Musiktheater Dingo (?) [CD]
    O Maria Flos Virginum - Mittelaltermusik zwischen Minne und Maria
    Musiktheater Dingo
    Rec: 2004

2. Ein wunder in der werlde vert (Ju)

  1. Verlag der Spielleute CD 9303 [CD]
    Stauferzeit - Die Höfische Dichtung des 13. Jahrhunderts
    Anno Domini
    Rec.: 1993 or prior

3. Hie vor dô wir kinder wâren (Ju)

  1. Boîte à Musique C 103 [LP, mono]
    Trouvères et Troubadours - Minnesaenger et Meistersinger
    Ensemble Gaston Soublette
    Rec.: ca 1967

  2. EMI "Reflexe" IC 069 46 401 [LP]
    Vox Humana - Vokalmusik aus dem Mittelalter
    Studio der Frühen Musik - Thomas Binkley
    Rec.: 1976

  3. Telefunken "Das Alte Werk" SAWT 9504-A [LP]
    Weltliche Musik um 1300: Robin et Marion - Llibre Vermell and others
    Studio der Frühen Musik - Thomas Binkley
    Rec.: 1966

4. Mín trûclîchez klagen ('Minne leich') (Ju), (Wn)

5. Sîôn trûre (Ju)

  1. MPS Records 13 096 [LPx3]
    Goldene Lieder des Mittelalters: Deutsche Lieder des Mittelalters von Walther von der Vogelweide bis zum Lochamer Liederbuch
    Ensemble - Wendelin Müller-Blattau, dir.
    Rec.: 1968-1969

PART Ib - MELODIES NOT LISTED in GROVE MUSIC ONLINE or NOT PRECISELY IDENTIFIED


PART II

Material listed above originally issued on CD or transferred to CD (most recent release) or only on cassettes.

  1. Christophorus CHR 77192
    Codex Manesse - Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift
    I Ciarlatani
    Rel.: 1996

  2. Christophorus CHR 77242
    Minnesang: Die Blütezeit - The Golden Age - L'Apogée
    Ensemble für frühe Musik - Augsburg / I Ciarlatani / Estampie / Andrea von Ramm
    Rel.: 2001

  3. EMI "Reflexe" 555 (or CDM)-7 63 148-2
    Vox Humana - Vokalmusik aus dem Mittelalter
    Studio der Frühen Musik - Thomas Binkley
    Rec.: 1976

  4. MPS Records 837 203-2 [CDx2]
    Goldene Lieder des Mittelalters: Deutsche Lieder des Mittelalters von Walther von der Vogelweide bis zum Lochamer Liederbuch
    Ensemble - Wendelin Müller-Blattau, dir.
    Rel.: ca 1990

  5. Musiktheater Dingo (?) [CD]
    O Maria Flos Virginum - Mittelaltermusik zwischen Minne und Maria
    Musiktheater Dingo
    Rel: 2005 (?)

  6. Teldec 3984-21709-2
    Llibre Vermell & Robin et Marion - Secular Music c. 1300
    Studio der Frühen Musik - Thomas Binkley
    Rel.: 1998

  7. Verlag der Spielleute CD 9303
    Stauferzeit - Die Höfische Dichtung des 13. Jahrhunderts
    Anno Domini
    Rel.: 1993

  8. Yamano Music YMCD 1031.32 [CDx2]
    Instruments of Middle Ages and Renaissance
    The Early Music Consort - David Munrow, dir.
    Rec.: 1973-1974


PART III

Newly or soon to be released recordings, or previously released but the precise content is unknown.


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