Arnaut de Mareuil, a discography

Conception & research: Pierre-F. Roberge
For comments, additions and corrections pfr@videotron.ca
Last update: 05/19/2006

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

Literary and Musicological notes.
According to:

  1. Gérard Zuchetto in Terre des Troubadours (Les Éditions de Paris, 1996), gave us 26 poems (cansos et salutz d'amor), only six cansos have notation with melodies;
  2. Gérard Zuchetto & Jörn Gruber in Le Livre d'or des Troubadours (Les Éditions de Paris, 1998), Arnaut de Mareuil wrote 26;
  3. ... and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (on-line edition) states " ...Of the 26 chansons attributed to him, six survives with music; 13 more works are ascribed to him in various sources, but are not likely to be his. In addition, he wrote both saluts d'amours (poetic love-letters), five of which survive, and an ensenhamen, a didactic, moralizing poem ...

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 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 - ARNAUT DE MAREUIL'S TEXTS AND MELODIES (ascribed: [6])

1. Aissi com cel qu'ama, e non es amatz (t/m) (P.-C. 30.3)

2. La franca captenensa (t/m) (P.-C. 30.15)

3. La grans beutatz e·ls fis ensenhamens (t/m) (P.-C. 30.16)

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

  3. Tròba Vox TR 013 [CD]
    Flor Nouvele: Femmes Troubadours - Chants d'Amour
    Domitille Vigneron, Evelyne Moser
    Rec.: 2005 (-/m)

4. L'ensenhamens e·l pretz e la valor (t/m) (P.-C. 30.17)

  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

5. Molt era·m dolz mei consirr (t/m) (P.-C. 30.19)

6. Si·m destrenhetz, dona, vos et amors (t/m) (P.-C. 30.23)

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


PART I

PART Ib - ARNAUT DE MAREUIL'S MELODIES (unknown title)

  1. EMI "Reflexe" 065-30 941 [LP]
    Cansós de Trobairitz - Lyrik der Trobairitz um 1200 - Songs of the Trobairitz around 1200
    Hespèrion XX - Jordi Savall, dir.
    Rec.: 1977 (-/m)


PART II

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

  1. Álba musica "Collection Patrimoine" AL 0593
    Ensemble Tre Fontane - Le chant des Troubadours - Vol. 2: Les Troubadours du Périgord
    Ensemble Tre Fontane
    Rel.: 1993

  2. EMI Classics 7243 8 26508 2 9 [CDx6]
    REFLEXE Vol. 7 Stationen Europäischer Musik - Ludi Sancti Nicolai - Cansós de Trobairitz (Lyrik der Trobairitz um 1200) - El Barroco Español ("Tonos Humanos" und Instrumentalmusik um 1640-1700) - Samuel Scheidt, Ludi Musici, Prima pars - Lautenmusik von Silvius Leopold Weiss - Französische cembalomusik (Jean Nicolas Geoffroy und Louis Couperin)
    Hespèrion XX - Jordi Savall, dir.
    Rel.: 2001 (-/m)

  3. 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.


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

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