Ensemble Gilles Binchois

From the group's official bio (updated 2010)...

After thirty years, the Ensemble Gilles Binchois keeps its unremitting enthusiasm in upholding the 15th and 16th century repertoires and the medieval Church music, topics of its musical work. Drawing on this deep experience, the ensemble expanded its repertoires, basing its performances on its deeply founded aesthetics:

The Ensemble Gilles Binchois can be heard regularly in Europe and has toured in Morocco, India, USA, Malaysia, South America. Dominique Vellard and the Ensemble Gilles Binchois have released more than 40 recordings for Harmonic Records, Harmonia Mundi, EMI-Virgin, Ambroisie and Glossa.

The Ensemble is supported by the french Ministère de la culture - Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Bourgogne and Conseil Régional de Bourgogne.


Discography

(chronological, by recording date)

In omnem terram
Chants grégorien et chants liturgiques regionaux du moyen-âge
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Auvidis 4953 (LP)
Ecole de Notre Dame de Paris
Le Chant des Cathédrales
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Harmonic 8611
Machaut: Poète et musicien
Le vray remède d'amour
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Stil 1203 CCS 87 (Cass.)
Triste plaisir et douleureuse joye
Binchois / Dufay: Ballades, Rondeaux, Lamentation
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Harmonic 8719
Le vray remède d'amour
Machaut: Ballades, Rondeaux, Virelais, Motets
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Harmonic 8825
Les Tons de la Musique
Gregorian Chant
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Harmonic 8827
Le Banquet du Voeu 1454
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 59043
Le Manuscript du Puy
L'Office du Nouvel An: Cathédrale du Puy-en-Velay, XIIe - XVIe siècles
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 59238
Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Harmonic 8931
Fontaine de grace
Jehan de Lescurel: Ballades, virelais et rondeaux
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 45066
Dufay: Missa Ecce ancilla Domini
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 45050
Les Escholiers de Paris
Motets, Chansons et Estampies du XIIIe siècle
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Harmonic 9245
Ecole de Notre Dame de Paris
Permanence et Rayonnement: XIIe, XIIIe et XIVe siècles
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Harmonic 9349
Palestrina: Mass, Lamentations, etc.
Ensemble Gilles Binchois / Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Dominique Vellard
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77317
Le Jugement du Roi de Navarre
Machaut: Ballades, motets, virelais, textes dits
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Cantus 9626
Les premiers polyphonies française
Organa et tropes du XIe siècle
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard, dir.
Virgin Veritas 45135
El Misteri d'Elx
Drame sacrée en deux parties pour la Fête de l'Assomption de la Vierge
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 45239 (2 CDs)
Meeting of Angels
Nishat Khan & Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Amiata Secret World 1096
Musique et poésie à Saint Gall
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard & Wulf Arlt
Harmonia Mundi "Documenta" 905239
Sola m'ire
Cancionero de Palacio
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 45359
Mon souverain desir
Binchois: Chansons
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 45285
Escobar: Requiem
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 45328
Tientos y Glosas en Iberia
Jesús Martín Moro / Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Tempéraments 316014
Les trois Maries
Messe grégorienne de Pâques
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 45398
Cantor & Musicus
La Musique dans les Manuscrits de la bibliothèque Interuniversitaire Médecine de Montpellier
Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Montpellier BIU 7437 (CD-ROM)
Pérotin & L'École de Notre Dame, 1160-1245
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Ambroisie 9947
Amour, Amours
Florilège des chansons françaises de la Renaissance
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 45458
Cantigas de Santa Maria
Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Ambroisie 9973
Ceballos: Lamentaciones / Posuerunt super caput eius / Missa 3. toni / Salve Regina, Magnificat 2. toni
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Almaviva 0136
Vox nostra resonet
New music for voices
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Glossa 32301
L'Arbre de Jessé
Gregorian chant and medieval polyphony
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Glossa 32302
L'amor de lonh
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Glossa 32304
Peñalosa: Missa Nunca fué pena mayor
Les Sacqueboutiers / Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Glossa 922305

Compilations

Musica humana
Anonymous 4 / Ensemble Discantus / Ensemble Gilles Binchois / Choeur byzantin de Grèce / Ensemble Organum / Musica Nova / Crawford Young & John Fleagle / Gothic Voices / Hilliard Ensemble / Houria Aïchi / Yann-Fanch Kemener / Ozan Firat / Kalenda Maya / Françoise Atlan
L'Empreinte digitale 13047
Le Banquet du Voeu
Le Manuscript du Puy
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 45337 (2 CDs)
Millenium - Music from the Middle Ages
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Classics 61640 (2 CDs)
Le Banquet du Voeu - Dufay: Missa "Ecce ancilla Domini"
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Classics 61818 (2 CDs)
Early French Polyphonies - Le Manuscript du Puy
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Veritas 61940 (2 CDs)
Cathedral Dreams
Music to Inspire
Various artists
Virgin 67804 (2 CDs)
Machaut: Je, Guillaumes dessus nommez
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Cantus 9804/6 (3 CDs)
Le Chant des Cathédrales
Notre Dame School, 12th-14th centuries
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Cantus "Mirror Collection" 9703/4 (2 CDs)
Vox Naturalis
Medieval Vocal Music: Chant / Notre Dame / Machaut
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Cantus 9817/20 (4 CDs)
Dictionary of Medieval & Renaissance Instruments
Various Artists
Cantus 9705/6 (2 CDs)
Chansons de la Renaissance
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Virgin Classics 82076 (2 CDs)
With Voice and Pen
Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it was Made
Ensemble Dialogus / Ensemble Gilles Binchois / Sequentia ...
Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-921476-1 (book + CD)
Cours et Cathédrales
La musique de la France médiévale
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Cantus 9901 (7 CDs)
Le Mystère des Templiers
Various performers
Ambroisie 195
Machaut: Sacred and Secular Music
Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard
Brilliant Classics 94217 (3 CDs + CDROM)

Supplementary Discography - Dominique Vellard (b.1953)

From Vellard's official bio (updated 2010)....

The major areas explored by Dominique Vellard in his musical career are rooted in his childhood experience, as a choirboy at Notre-Dame de Versailles, that gave rise to his passionate love of Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, french composers of the seventeenth century and Bach organ music and chorales.

Soon after completing his studies at the Versailles conservatory, Dominique Vellard decided to concentrate his work on medieval and Renaissance repertories, fields in which he felt he was entirely free to express his musical aesthetics.

Alongside his "medieval career," Dominique Vellard has kept up his involvement in other repertoires, exploring the fruitful possibilities of encounters between the earliest works in his repertoire, and traditions as varied as North and South Indian Classical repertories, Breton Guerz and Spanish traditions.

Dominique Vellard has made more than forty recordings, whether as soloist, conductor, or at the head of the Ensemble Gilles Binchois, which he has directed since 1979. He has taught at the Schola Cantorum in Basel since 1982. He is also the artistic director of the festival "Les Recontres Internationales de Musique Médiévale du Thoronet."

As a composer, he writes regularly, since 1999, for the Ensemble Gilles Binchois and for friends, mostly vocal music: A first CD of his vocal music is edited by the record company Glossa.


Ciconia: Madrigaux & Ballades
Clemencic Consort - René Clemencic
Harmonia Mundi 10 068 (LP)
Binchois: Chansons, Missa Ferialis, Magnificat
Clemencic Consort - René Clemencic
Harmonia Mundi 10 069 (LP)
Troubadours & Trouvères
Gerard Le Vot, et. al.
Studio SM 12 21.75
Polyphonie Aquitaine du XIIe siècle - St-Martial de Limoges
Extraits des matines de Noël
Ensemble Organum - Marcel Pérès
Harmonia Mundi 901134
Veritas mea
Chant Grégorien dans l'Église romaine de Tavant
Dominique Vellard & Emmanuel Bonnardot
Stil 2106 SAN 84
Dufay: Missa Ave Regina cælorum
Ensemble Cantus Figuratus / Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Dominique Vellard
Stil 0710 SAN 85
Codex Engelberg 314
Music of the Late Middle Ages
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - Dominique Vellard / Wulf Arlt
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77185
Nova Cantica
Latin Songs of the High Middle Ages
Dominique Vellard & Emmanuel Bonnardot
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77196
La Chapelle des chantres des Ducs de Lorraine
Thérache / Lasson / Motets de Lorraine
Ensemble Cantus Figuratus / La Traditora - Dominique Vellard
K617 056 (Collection Mémoire Musicale de la Lorraine)
Sources
Devotional chants of Southern India and Medieval Europe
Aruna Sairam / Dominique Vellard
Virgin Classics 45440
Meeting
Two Worlds of Modal Music
Indian Ragas & Medieval Song
Dominique Vellard / Ken Zuckerman / Swapan Chaudhuri / Keyvan Chemirani
Harmonia Mundi "Documenta" 905261
Escobar: Missa in Granada, 1520
Ensemble Cantus Figuratus - Dominique Vellard
Christophorus 77263
Indian Ragas & Medieval Song
Vellard / Zuckerman / Chatterjee / Chemirani
Glossa 922508
Trialogue
A Project around South Indian, Moroccan, and Medieval European Traditions
Aruna Sairam / Noureddine Tahiri / Dominique Vellard
Glossa 32306

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