Arnaut Daniel, a discography

Conception & research: Pierre-F. Roberge
For comments, additions and corrections mccomb@medieval.org (continuing this discography for PFR)
Last update: 09/30/2008

For explanation of the content and abbreviation, see general explanation. This is a relatively complete discography of Arnaut Daniel.

Literary and Musicological notes.
According to:

  1. Gérard Zuchetto in Terre des Troubadours (Les Éditions de Paris, 1996), only two melodies are known;
  2. Gérard Zuchetto & Jörn Gruber in Le Livre d'or des Troubadours (Les Éditions de Paris, 1998), Arnaut Daniel wrote 16 cansos and 2 sirventes
  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), eighteen or nineteen songs have been attributed to him, with two melodies.
  4. ... and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (on-line edition) states " ...Music survives for two of Arnaut's 18 poems"

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 (10.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 anther 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 - ARNAUT DANIEL'S TEXTS AND MELODIES (ascribed: [18])

1. En cest sonnet conhd'e leri (t) (P.-C. 29.?)

  1. Gallo CD-529 [CD]
    Gérard Zuchetto chante les Troubadours, vol. 1
    Gérard Zuchetto
    Rec.: 1985 (t)
  2. Studi - Les Presses Multimédia [CD-ROM]
    Terre de Troubadours - Land of Troubadours
    Gérard Zuchetto, et al.
    Rec.: 1997 or prior (t/?)

2. Chanson do·l moz (t/m) (P.-C. 29.6)

Source 1. Ms. G (Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana R 71 superiore)

  1. BNL Production BNL 112 803 [CD]
    Trecento - Musique Italienne du XIVe Siècle
    Berry Hayward Consort & Groupe Vocal Claire Caillard-Hayward
    Rec.: 1990 (m)

  2. Expériences Anonymes EA-0012 [LP, mono]
    Troubadours and Trouvères Songs (XII & XIII Centuries)
    Russell Oberlin, Seymour Barab
    Rec.: 1957 or prior (t/m)

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

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

3. Lo ferm voler (t/m) (P.-C. 29.14)

Source 1. Ms. G (Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana R 71 superiore)

  1. Adda Álba musica "Collection Patrimoine" 590 130 (CD)
    Ensemble Tre Fontane - Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 2: Les Troubadours du Périgord
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rel.: 1993

  2. Crown Light 561
    Troubadours A-Courtin`
    Medieval Troubadour and Trouvère Song in Singable English Translations
    Crown Lighters - Fletcher Collins
    Rec.: 2001

  3. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472-77227- 2 [CD]
    Dante and the Troubadours
    Sequentia
    Rel.: 1993

  4. Dorian DOR-90 243 [CD]
    Montségur - La tragédie cathare
    La Nef - Sylvain Bergeron
    Rec.: 1996 (t/m)

  5. EMI "Reflexe" IC 069 46 401 [LP]
    Vox Humana - Vokalmusik aus dem Mittelalter
    Studio der frühen Musik - Thomas Binkley, dir.
    Rec.: 1976 (t/m)

  6. Gallo CD-529 [CD]
    Gérard Zuchetto chante les Troubadours, vol. 1
    Gérard Zuchetto
    Rec.: 1985 (t/m)

  7. L'Empreinte digitale ED 13051 [CD]
    Dante Alighieri - Lo mio servente core
    Ensemble Lucidarium
    Rec.: 1995

  8. The Medieval Lyric (cassette version) [Cass. x5]
    The Medieval Lyric: A Project Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Mount Holyoke College
    Margaret Switten and Robert Eisenstein, dirs.
    Rec.: 1987

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

  10. Saga KPD-10.963
    A Terra Sancta ad Fines Terrae
    Dialogus
    Rec.: 1996

  11. Schirmer Books ISBN 0-02-872953-6 [2 Cassettes]
    Music of the Middle Ages
    The Western Wind / Hilliard Ensemble - Paul Hillier
    Rec.: 1990 (t/m)

  12. Studi - Les Presses Multimédia [CD-ROM]
    Terre de Troubadours - Land of Troubadours
    Gérard Zuchetto, et al.
    Rec.: 1997 or prior (t/m)


PART II

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

  1. Adda Álba musica "Collection Patrimoine" 590 130
    Ensemble Tre Fontane - Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 2: Les Troubadours du Périgord
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rel.: 1993

  2. BNL Production BNL 112 803 [CD]
    Trecento - Musique Italienne du XIVe Siècle
    Berry Hayward Consort & Groupe Vocal Claire Caillard-Hayward
    Rel.: 1991

  3. Crown Light 561
    Troubadours A-Courtin`
    Medieval Troubadour and Trouvère Song in Singable English Translations
    Crown Lighters - Fletcher Collins
    Rel.: 2001

  4. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472-77227- 2
    Dante and the Troubadours
    Sequentia
    Rel.: 1993

  5. Dorian DOR-90 243
    Montségur - La tragédie cathare
    La Nef - Sylvain Bergeron
    Rel.: 1996 (t/m)

  6. EMI "Reflexe" 555 (or CDM)-7 63 148-2
    Vox Humana - Vokalmusik aus dem Mittelalter
    Studio der frühen Musik - Thomas Binkley, dir.
    Rel.: 1976

  7. Gallo CD-529
    Gérard Zuchetto chante les Troubadours, vol. 1
    Gérard Zuchetto
    Rel.: 1985

  8. L'Empreinte digitale ED 13051
    Dante Alighieri - Lo mio servente core
    Ensemble Lucidarium
    Rel.: 1995

  9. Lyrichord Early Music Series LEMS 8001
    Troubadours and Trouvères Songs (XII & XIII Centuries)
    Russell Oberlin, Seymour Barab
    Rel.: 199?

  10. The Medieval Lyric with modern technology - New Windows on the Medieval World [CDx9]
    A Project Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Mount Holyoke College
    Margaret Switten, dir.
    Rel.: 2001

  11. Nimbus 5002
    The Dante Troubadours
    Martin Best Medieval Ensemble
    Rel.: 19??

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

  13. Studi - Les Presses Multimédia [CD-ROM]
    Terre de Troubadours - Land of Troubadours
    Gérard Zuchetto, et al.
    Rel.: 1997


PART III

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

  1. Koch "International Classics" 3-7522-2 HI
    In Time of Daffodils
    Songs of the Trobairitz
    Heliotrope
    Rel.: 2003


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

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To Troubadours' Discography - Explanation

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Pierre-F. Roberge