Bertran de Born, a discography

Conception & research: Pierre-F. Roberge
For comments, additions and corrections mccomb@medieval.org (continuing this discography for PFR)
Last update: 06/04/2014

For explanation of the content and abbreviation, see general explanation. This is a relatively complete discography of Bertran de Born.

Literary and Musicological notes.
According to:

  1. Gérard Zuchetto in Terre des Troubadours (Les Éditions de Paris, 1996), Bertran de Born wrote 48 poetic pieces; of these 5 are probable attribution ... of the four cansos, 3 have musical notation.
  2. Gérard Zuchetto & Jörn Gruber in Le Livre d'or des Troubadours (Les Éditions de Paris, 1998), Bertran de Born wrote 46 poetic pieces
  3. Songs of the troubadours and trouvères : an anthology of poems and melodies, edited by Samuel N. Rosenberg, Margaret Switten, and Gérard Le Vot (Garland reference library of the humanities ; vol. 1740, 1998), We have from him a sustantial number of poems, around 45, and a single melody
  4. ... and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (on-line edition) states " ...Of over 40 poems attributed to Bertran, only one, Rassa tan creis e mon' e poja survives with music.

The list of poetic pieces is from The New Grove for t/m. For others a complete listing will appear in a future update.

After the title, (t) means text only, (t/m) text and melody; then follows in brackets the Pillet-Carstens sequential number (80.xxx) when such number exists. After the date of recording, a similar system of abbreviation appears: (t), (t/m), but also (t/-) text with another melody from the same or another composer, (-/m) melody with another text by the same or another writer, (t/?) and (?/m) when a writer or a composer cannot be identified.

Pierre-F. Roberge

PART I

PART Ia - BERTRAN DE BORN'S TEXTS AND MELODIES (ascribed: [45])

1. Ai, Lemonis, franca terra corteza (t/) (P.-C. 80.1)

[Same form and near identical rhymes to Bertran Pois al baros enoia en lur pesa, P.-C. 80.31; model for Conon de Béthune, Mout me semont amors que je m'envoise, R. 1837]

  1. Adda Álba musica "Collection Patrimoine" 590 130 / WMD 872 596 [CD]
    Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 2: Les Troubadours du Périgord
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rec.: 1993 (t/-)

  2. De Plein Vent DPV 9462 [CD]
    Trouvères et Troubadours - Musiques et Chants pour Flamenca
    Ensemble Jehan de Channey
    Rec.: 1994 or prior (t/-)

  3. Nimbus 45-017 [LP, 30 cm, 45rpm]
    The Dante Troubadours
    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble
    Rec.: 1982 (t/-)

  4. Pneuma « Colección Historica (Tres culturas) » PN-1010 [CD]
    Trovadores en Castilla – Alfonso VIII (1155-1214) y los Almohades
    Música Antigua – Eduardo Paniagua, dir.
    Rec.: 2007-2009

  5. Solstice SOCD 125 [CD]
    Des Croisades à Don Quichotte - Musique du pourtour méditerranéen (XIIe-XVIe siècles) - Music from the Mediterranean Basin (12th-16th centuries)
    Ensemble vocal et instrumental Arabesque - Domitille de Bienassis, dir.
    Rec.: 1995 (t/)

  6. Tròba Vox TR 001 [CDx2]
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto - Occitan | Trob'Art | Concept | 1
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto, dir.
    Rec.: 2000 (t/)

2. Ar ven la coindeta sazos (p.-C. 80.5) (t/)

[Modeled on Raimon de Miraval's Chansoneta farai (P.-C. 406.21)]

3. Be·m plai lo gais temps de pascor (t/) (P.-C. 80.8a)

[Modeled on Giraut de Bornelhs's Non posc sofrir (P.-C. 242.51)]

  1. Saga KPD-10.963 [CD]
    A Terra Sancta ad Fines Terrae
    Dialogus
    Rec.: 1996 (t/)

  2. Ventadorn VS 3L62 [LP]
    Cants dels Trobadors
    Ensemble La douceur d'un son nouvel
    Rec.: 1984 or prior (t/)

4. Casutz sui de mal en pena (t/) (P.-C. 80.9)

[Model for: Conon de Béthune, Bele douce dame chiere, R. 1325; model for Conon's Ne lairai que je ne die, R.1131]

  1. Adda Álba musica "Collection Patrimoine" 590 130 / WMD 872 596 [CD]
    Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 2: Les Troubadours du Périgord
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rec.: 1993 (t/-)

  2. Nimbus 45-017 [LP, 30 cm, 45rpm]
    The Dante Troubadours
    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble
    Rec.: 1982 (t/-)

  3. Tròba Vox TR 002 [CDx2]
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto - Occitan | Trob'Art | Concept | 2
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto, dir.
    Rec.: 2001

5. D'un sirventes n·m cal far loignor ganda (t/) (P.-C. 80.13)

[Modeled on Giraut de Bornelhs's S'ie·us quier conseil (P.-C. 242.69)]

  1. Pneuma PN-950 [CD]
    Batalla de Alarcos, 1195
    Alfonso VIII de Castilla y los Halmohades
    Música Antigua - Eduardo Paniagua, dir.
    Rec.: 2007 or prior

6. Ges de disnar no for' oimais maitis (t/) (P.-C. 80.19)

[Model for: Conon de Béthune, Tant ai amé c'or me convient häir, R.1420]

  1. Nimbus 45-017 [LP, 30 cm, 45rpm]
    The Dante Troubadours
    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble
    Rec.: 1982 (t/-)

7. Pois al baros enoia en lur pesa (t/) (P.-C. 80.3)

[See Ai, Lemonis, P.-C. 80.1]

  1. Éditions Plein Jeu DMP9105 C [CD]
    Musique en Aquitaine au temps d'Aliénor (XIIe s.) - Music in Aquitaine in the Days of Eleonore - Die Musik in Aquitanien zu Zeiten Aliénors -- Chants de Troubadours et versus aquitains
    Ensemble Diabolus in Musica - Dominique Touron, dir.
    Rec.: 1990 (t/)

8. Rassa tan creis e mon' e poja (t/m) (P.-C. 80.37)

[Model for: Lo Monge de Montaudo, For m'enoja, so auzes dire, P.-C. 305.10]
Source 1. Ms. R (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, fr. 22543)

  1. Adda Álba musica "Collection Patrimoine" 590 130 / WMD 872 596 [CD]
    Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 2: Les Troubadours du Périgord
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rec.: 1993 (t/m)

  2. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472-77227- 2 [CD]
    Dante and the Troubadours
    Sequentia
    Rec.: 1993 (t/m)

  3. Les Éditions de Paris - Max Chaleil CD-EDP-001
    Terre des Troubadours
    Gisela Bellsolà, Gérard Le Vot, Gérard Zuchetto, et al.
    Rec.: 1996 or prior (t/m)

  4. Nimbus 45-008 [45 rpm - 30cm]
    The Last of the Troubadours (The Art & Times of Guiraut Riquier 1230-1292)
    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble
    Rel.: 1981 (m)

  5. Ricercar 340
    Nuits Occitanes
    Troubadours' Songs
    Ensemble Céladon - Paulin Bündgen
    Rec.: 2013

  6. Studi - Les Presses Multimédia [CD-ROM]
    Terre de Troubadours - Land of Troubadours
    Gérard Zuchetto, et al.
    Rec.: 1997 or prior

  7. Studio SM 30 10.43 [LP]
    Chansons des Troubadours - La lyrique occitane au Moyen-Âge
    Gérard Le Vot
    Rec.: 1980 (t/m)

?. Bel m'es quan vei chamjar lo senhoratge (t/)

  1. Erato 2292-45647-2 [CD]
    Lo gai saber - Troubadours et Jongleurs 1100-1300 - Troubadours and Minstrels - Troubadoure und Spielmänner
    Camerata Mediterranea - Joël Cohen, dir.
    Rec.: 1990 (t/)

Unidentified text

  1. Disques du cavalier CVR LD 150 [LP]
    Henri Gougaud chante les troubadours - chants d'amour et de colère occitans
    Henri Gougaud
    Rec.: 1979 or prior (t/m)

Ib. Questionable attribution

1. Ben grans avoleza intra (t/), (P.-C. 233.2)

[Modeled on Arnaut Daniel Lo ferm voler, P.-C. 29.14)


PART II

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

  1. Musidisc Álba musica "Collection Patrimoine 244 702 "
    Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 2: Les Troubadours du Périgord
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rel.: 1993

  2. De Plein Vent DPV 9462 [CD]
    Trouvères et Troubadours - Musiques et Chants pour Flamenca
    Ensemble Jehan de Channey
    Rel.: 1994

  3. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472-77227- 2
    Dante and the Troubadours
    Sequentia
    Rel.: 1995

  4. Les Éditions de Paris - Max Chaleil CD-EDP-001
    Terre des Troubadours
    Gisela Bellsolà, Gérard Le Vot, Gérard Zuchetto, et al.
    Rel: 1996

  5. Éditions Plein Jeu DMP9105 C
    Musique en Aquitaine au temps d'Aliénor (XIIe s.) - Music in Aquitaine in the Days of Eleonore - Die Musik in Aquitanien zu Zeiten Aliénors -- Chants de Troubadours et versus aquitains
    Ensemble Diabolus in Musica - Dominique Touron, dir.
    Rel.: 1990

  6. Erato 2292-45647-2
    Lo gai saber - Troubadours et Jongleurs 1100-1300 - Troubadours and Minstrels - Troubadoure und Spielmänner
    Camerata Mediterranea - Joël Cohen, dir.
    Rel.: 1991

  7. Nimbus 5002
    The Dante Troubadours
    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble
    Rel.: 1983

  8. Nimbus 5261
    The Last of the Troubadours - The Art & Times of Guiraut Riquier 1230-1292
    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble
    Rel.: 1991

  9. Pneuma PN-950 [CD]
    Batalla de Alarcos, 1195 – Alfonso VIII de Castilla y los Halmohades
    Música Antigua - Eduardo Paniagua, dir.
    Rel.: 2007

  10. Pneuma « Colección Historica (Tres culturas) » PN-1010 [CD]
    Trovadores en Castilla – Alfonso VIII (1155-1214) y los Almohades
    Música Antigua – Eduardo Paniagua, dir.
    Rel.: 2009

  11. Ricercar 340
    Nuits Occitanes
    Troubadour's Songs
    Ensemble Céladon - Paulin Bündgen
    Rel.: 2014

  12. Saga KPD-10.963
    A Terra Sancta ad Fines Terrae
    Dialogus
    Rel.: 1996

  13. Solstice SOCD 125
    Des Croisades à Don Quichotte - Musique du pourtour méditerranéen (XIIe-XVIe siècles) - Music from the Mediterranean Basin (12th-16th centuries)
    Ensemble vocal et instrumental Arabesque - Domitille de Bienassis, dir.
    Rec.: 1995 (t/)

  14. Studi - Les Presses Multimédia [CD-ROM]
    Terre de Troubadours - Land of Troubadours
    Gérard Zuchetto, et al.
    Rel.: 1998

  15. Tròba Vox TR 001 [CDx2]
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto - Occitan | Trob'Art | Concept | 1
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto, dir.
    Rel.: 2000

  16. Tròba Vox TR 002 [CDx2]
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto - Occitan | Trob'Art | Concept | 2
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto, dir.
    Rel.: 2001


PART III

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


....And thanks to all contributors....
Todd McComb <mccomb@medieval.org>
I am waiting.... for others...

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