Guillaume IX, Duke of Aquitaine and VIIth Count of Poitiers, 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 Guillaume IX, Duke of Aquitaine and 7th Count of Poitiers (aka Guilhelm de Peiteus).

Name equivalency from various sources:
Guillaume IX, Duke of Aquitaine and 7th Count of Poitiers (Grove)
Guilhem de Peiteus; Guilhelm de Poitiers; Lo Coms de Peiteus (Zuchetto)
Guilhelm IX; William (Guilhelm) IX, duke of Aquitaine (Rosenberg, Switten, Le Vot)

Literary and Musicological notes.
According to:

  1. Gérard Zuchetto in Terre des Troubadours (Les Éditions de Paris, 1996), Guillaume IX, Duke of Aquitaine and 7th Count of Poitiers wrote 11 "verses", only two poems came to us with a melody.
  2. Gérard Zuchetto & Jörn Gruber in Le Livre d'or des Troubadours (Les Éditions de Paris, 1998), Guillaume IX, Duke of Aquitaine and 7th Count of Poitiers wrote 12 "verses"
  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), ... Eleven songs (one of doubtful authenticity) have been attributed to him .... No music survives with the poems. But in a 14th-century play, the Jeu de Sainte-Agnès, there is a text to be sung, according to the stage directions "in sonu del comte de Peytieu .... it would fit the poem Pos de chantar m'es pres talentz.
  4. ... and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (on-line edition) states " ...Of 11 poems attributed to him, only Pos de chantar m'es pres talens (P.-C. 183.10) has survived with music, although indirectly and incomplete: a later song, Bel seiner Dieus, tu sias graziz from the 14th-century liturgical play Jeu de Sainte-Agnès ....

The list of poetic pieces (t/m) is from The New Grove. A complete list 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 (183.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 - GUILLAUME IX, DUKE OF AQUITAINE AND VIIth COUNT OF POITIER'S TEXTS AND MELODIES (ascribed: [10])

1. Ab la dolchor del temps novel (Canso) (t) (P.-C. 183.1)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

  2. Delfaquí 173372 109283 [CD]
    Amb la doçor
    Delphine Aguilera et al.
    Rec.: 1996 or prior (t/?)

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

  4. Fonè 98 F 22 CD
    La Primavera d'amore - I Trovatori XII-XIII sec.
    Zuchetto, Brient, Khoudir
    Rec.: 1997 (t/?)

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

2. Ben volh que sapchon li pluzor (Canso) (t) (P.-C. 183.2)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

3. Companho, farai un vers tot covinen (Vers) (t) (P.-C. 183.3)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

  2. Musicaimmagine ??
    Farai un vers desconvenent
    Il medioevo impudico
    Ensemble Chominciamento di Gioia

  3. Phonothèque méditerranénne PHM 03 29 164 2 [CD]
    Jòia: cansos dels trobadors
    Franc Bardou & Duo vocal et instrumental Fin'Amor
    Rec.: 1997 or prior (t/?)

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

  5. TRFC 0491 [CD]
    Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 1: Intégrale des mélodies de Guillaume de Poitiers, Jaufré Rudel & Marcabru
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rec.: 1991 (t/?)

  6. Tròba Vox TR 015 [CDx4, #1]
    La Tròba, vol. 1: Anthologie chanté des Troubadours XIIe et XIIIe siècles
    Troubadours Art Ensemble
    Rec.: 2006 (t/m)

4. Companho non puosc mudar qu'eo non m'effrei (t) (P.-C. 183.4)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

5. Companho tant ai agut d'avols conres (t) (P.-C. 183.5)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

  2. Musicaimmagine ??
    Farai un vers desconvenent
    Il medioevo impudico
    Ensemble Chominciamento di Gioia

6. Farai chansoneta nueva (t) (P.-C. 183.6)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

7. Ferai un vers de dreit nïen (Vers (devinaill)) (t) (P.-C. 183.7)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

  2. Centaur CRC 2373
    The Cross Of Red
    Music of Love and War from the Time of the Crusades
    New Orleans Musica da Camera - Thaïs St. Julien & Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr., dirs.
    Rec.: 1996

  3. Christophorus SCGLX 74 032 [LP]
    Camino de Santiago - Musik auf dem Pilgerweg zum Heilige Jacobus - Music on the Pilgrimage Route to St. James
    Ensemble für Frühe Musik Augsburg
    Rec.: 1986 (t/?)

  4. ECM "New Series" 1368 [CD]
    Proensa
    Paul Hillier et al.
    Rec.: 1988 (t/?)

  5. Nimbus NI 5006 [CD]
    Songs of Chivalry
    Martin Best Medieaval Ensemble
    Rec.: 1983 (t/?)

8. Farai un vers pos mi soneilh (t) (P.-C. 183.8)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

  2. Musicaimmagine ??
    Farai un vers desconvenent
    Il medioevo impudico
    Ensemble Chominciamento di Gioia

9. Mout jauzens me prec en amar (t) (P.-C. 183.9)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

10. Pos de chantar m'es pres talents (Vers (planh) (t/m) (P.-C. 183.10)

Source 1. Ms. Jeu de Sainte Agnès (Beil Seiner Dieus, tu sias graziz)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

  2. Arion ARN 68031 [CD]
    Chansons des Rois et des Princes du Moyen Age
    Ensemble Perceval - Guy Robert, dir.
    Rec.: 1987 (t/m)

  3. Christophorus SCGLX 74 032 [LP]
    Camino de Santiago - Musik auf dem Pilgerweg zum Heilige Jacobus - Music on the Pilgrimage Route to St. James
    Ensemble für Frühe Musik Augsburg
    Rec.: 1986 (t/m)

  4. Éditions Plein Jeu DMP 9105 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.
    Rec.: 1990

  5. 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 Gerry Robert Eisenstein, dirs
    Rec.: 1987 (t/m)

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

  7. Symphonia SY 99 165 [CD]
    Aines - Mistero Provenzale Medioevale
    Ensemble Cantilena Antiqua - Stefano Albarello, dir.
    Rec.: 1998 (-/m)

  8. TRFC 0491 [CD]
    Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 1: Intégrale des mélodies de Guillaume de Poitiers, Jaufré Rudel & Marcabru
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rec.: 1991 (t/m)

  9. Tròba Vox TR 002 [CDx2]
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto - Occitan | Trob'Art | Concept | 2
    Troubadours Art Ensemble - Gérard Zuchetto, dir.
    Rec.: 2001 (t/?)

  10. Tròba Vox TR 015 [CDx4, #3]
    La Tròba, vol. 1: Anthologie chanté des Troubadours XIIe et XIIIe siècles
    Troubadours Art Ensemble
    Rec.: 2001 (t/m)

11. Pus vezem de novelh florir (t) (P.-C. 183.11)

  1. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rec.: 2002 (t/?)

PART Ib - GUILLAUME IX, DUKE OF AQUITAINE AND VIITH COUNT OF POITIERS' TEXTS AND MELODIES (ascribed, but shared with another troubadour)

PART Ic - GUILLAUME IX, DUKE OF AQUITAINE AND VIITH COUNT OF POITIERS' TEXTS AND MELODIES (no longer ascribed)

Part Id - GUILLAUME IX, DUKE OF AQUITAINE AND VIITH COUNT OF POITIERS' UNIDENTIFIED TEXT AND MELODY

Part Ie - GUILLAUME IX, DUKE OF AQUITAINE AND VIITH COUNT OF POITIERS' UNIDENTIFIED TEXT

Part If - GUILLAUME IX, DUKE OF AQUITAINE AND VIITH COUNT OF POITIERS' UNIDENTIFIED MELODY


PART II

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

  1. Álba musica AL 0491
    Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 1: Intégrale des mélodies de Guillaume de Poitiers, Jaufré Rudel & Marcabru
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rel.: 1992

  2. Alpha 505 [CD]
    Las Cansos del Coms de Peitieus - Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine (1071-1127) - Les chansons du comte de Poitiers (chants de troubadours)
    Brice Duisit
    Rel: 2003

  3. Arion ARN 68031 [CD]
    Chansons des Rois et des Princes du Moyen Age
    Ensemble Perceval - Guy Robert, dir.
    Rel.: 1987

  4. Centaur CRC 2373
    The Cross Of Red
    Music of Love and War from the Time of the Crusades
    New Orleans Musica da Camera - Thaïs St. Julien & Milton G. Scheuermann, Jr., dirs.
    Rec.: 1996

  5. Christophorus CHR 74 530
    Camino de Santiago - Musik auf dem Pilgerweg zum Heilige Jacobus - Music on the Pilgrimage Route to St. James
    Ensemble für Frühe Musik Augsburg
    Rel.: 1988

  6. Delfaquí 173372 109283
    Amb la doçor
    Delphine Aguilera et al.
    Rel.: 1996

  7. ECM "New Series" 1368 [CD]
    Proensa
    Paul Hillier et al.
    Rel.: 1989

  8. Éditions Plein Jeu DMP 9105 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.
    Rec.: 1990

  9. 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

  10. Fonè 98 F 22 CD
    La Primavera d'amore - I Trovatori XII-XIII sec.
    Zuchetto, Brient, Khoudir
    Rel.: 1999

  11. The Medieval Lyric (CD version) [CDx5]
    The Medieval Lyric: A Project Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Mount Holyoke College
    Margaret Switten and Gerry Robert Eisenstein, dirs
    Rel.: 2001

  12. or
  13. The Medieval Lyric [CD-ROMx2 + CDx7]
    Teaching Medieval Lyric with modern technology - New Windows on the Medieval World - A Project Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Mount Holyoke College
    Margaret Switten, dir. & Robert Eisenstein, prod. coord.
    Rel.: 2001

  14. Nimbus NI 5006 [CD]
    Songs of Chivalry
    Martin Best Medieaval Ensemble
    Rel.: 1983

  15. Phonothèque méditerranénne PHM 03 29 164 2 [CD]
    Jòia: cansos dels trobadors
    Franc Bardou & Duo vocal et instrumental Fin'Amor
    Rel.: 1997

  16. Saga KPD-10.963
    A Terra Sancta ad Fines Terrae
    Dialogus
    Rel.: 1997

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

  18. Symphonia SY 99 165 [CD]
    Aines - Mistero Provenzale Medioevale
    Ensemble Cantilena Antiqua - Stefano Albarello, dir.
    Rel.: 1999

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

  20. Tròba Vox TR 015 [CDx4]
    La Tròba, vol. 1: Anthologie chanté des Troubadours XIIe et XIIIe siècles
    Troubadours Art Ensemble
    Rel.: 2006


PART III

Newly or soon to be released CDs.


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

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