Machaut was a major contributor to the motet as practiced in fourteenth-century France. This was a different genre than motets known to singers and listeners of. It is probably the first devoted to Machaut’s motets, containing no fewer than 18 of the 23 that survive. It is certainly the first to present them in the order in which. Guillaume de Machaut Motets The Hilliard Ensemble David James counter-tenor David Gould counter-ternor Rogers Covey-Crump tenor.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter Laenger Produced by Manfred Eicher. Release Date March 30, For example, R20 is known both as “Douce dame” and “Douce dame tant qui vivray”. It is certainly the first to present them in the order in which Machaut himself presented them in his own manuscripts.

This article presents a complete list of the musical works of Guillaume de Machaut.

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Gramophone products and those of specially machqut partners from the world of music. These are all features that could make some listeners find it a touch dull; they might even find that they scarcely recognise old favourites. This is a landmark recording and a courageous venture.

Peter Laenger Produced by Manfred Eicher As one who spent a good part of his formative Renaissance listening digesting the music of Guillaume de Machaut c. Machaut was the first composer to concentrate on self-anthologization of his works, supervising the creation of three complete-works manuscripts during his life. Compositions by Guillaume de Machaut Lists of compositions by composer.


I venture to say that others may have the same reaction, but the rewards for immersing oneself in this ECM treatment are revelatory.

And while the colors of John Potter are certainly missed, Harrold delivers a fresh and slightly brighter tone at motetts risk of undoing my earlier assertion, may I point your attention to his gorgeousness in the Veni creator spiritus. Thus the movable nature of Machaut is so well suited to the Hilliards, for a likeminded meticulousness of vocal color and rhythmic staggering O livoris feritas truly distinguishes these singers from the rest.

The Hilliard Ensemble: Guillaume de Machaut – Motets (ECM New Series 1823)

Still, it’s been a while since a major disc of Machaut motets was released this disc contains 18 pieces, a few of them sacredand if the Hilliard Ensemble doesn’t close the book on this music, they nevertheless interpret it beautifully for our times.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Musically they contain structural intricacies to which scholars devote pleasant lifetimes of research in old French libraries. Eins que ma dame d’ onnur. In the last manuscript, written c. And it must be absolutely clear that this was an informed decision by The Hilliards, many moters whom have performed this music with other groups over the years.

Diction tends to be clearer than in some recent recordings, and — perhaps most surprising of all — they refrain from adopting current views on the early Madhaut pronunciation of m Latin. And the performances are machayt a truly mandarin refinement.


Motsts, some of Machaut’s works most notably the motets employ simultaneous performance of several different texts. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. In such cases, the title of the work lists all texts used, starting from the top voice. Introspection Late Night Partying. This page was last edited on 9 Augustat Qui plus aimme plus endure, Aucune gent.

Countertenors David James and David Gould shape Machaut ‘s almost Faulknerian top-voice syntax into affecting madhaut statements, and even listeners new to medieval music machuat become ensnared in the poet’s quest for the slightest glance of regard from his unattainable Lady. Email required Address never made public. The results of that refinement may surprise some listeners. As one who spent mavhaut good part of his formative Renaissance listening digesting the music of Guillaume de Machaut c.

That being said, I cannot help but believe that they leave discernible traces in the body, in the very synapses of the brain. The motets of Guillaume de Machaut are complicated works. The music is often anchored by dominant lines e.

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Of course, nobody can coax the impact out of a dissonance like the Hilliard Ensemble. Sexy Trippy All Moods. It is perhaps for this reason that the Hilliards present their program in chronological order, as if to show us how Machaut grew behind and through its trajectory.