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Figures of Harmony: Songs of Codex Chantilly C. 1390

Ferrara Ensemble / Young
Release Date: 02/24/2015 
Label:  Arcana   Catalog #: 382   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean Robert TreborJohan RobertBaude CordierAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Kathleen DineenStephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal] GrantRandall CookNorihisa Sugawara,   ... 
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The harmonies heard on this comprehensive four-disc recording of one of the most enigmatic manuscripts in European music history, the Songs of Codex Chantilly, c. 1390, represent an apex in Western music, associated with Christendom’s wealthiest courts, called 'decadent' by some.Various elements of improvisation meld into musical forms that test the boundaries of late Gothic sensibilities.Here are love songs for The End of the World: a time of deadly plague, devastating earthquakes, endless war, disintegrating religion, and the explosion of science and measurement. - Arcana The harmonies heard on this comprehensive four-disc recording of one of the most enigmatic manuscripts in European music history, the Songs of Codex Chantilly, c. 1390, represent an apex in Western music, associated with Christendom’s wealthiest courts, called 'decadent' by some.Various elements of improvisation meld into musical forms that test the boundaries of late Gothic sensibilities.Here are love songs for The End of the World: a time of deadly plague, devastating earthquakes, endless war, disintegrating religion, and the explosion of science and measurement. - Arcana Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hélas pitié by Jean Robert Trebor
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Si Alexandre et Hector fussent en vie by Johan Robert
Performer:  Kathleen Dineen ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 13 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Tout par compas suy composés by Baude Cordier
Performer:  Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal] Grant ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: France 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Adieu vous di, tres doulce compaygnie, ballade by Anonymous
Performer:  Randall Cook ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Written: by 1395 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
Rondeau-refrain by Matteo da Perugia
Performer:  Norihisa Sugawara (Lute), Norihisa Sugawara ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6.
Pres du soloil deduissant s'esbanoye, ballade by Matteo da Perugia
Performer:  Debra Gomez (Harp)
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 10 Minutes 0 Secs. 
7.
Jo vegio per stasone, untexted ballade for 3 voices by Antonius da Civitate Aust
Performer:  Guitar] Crawford [Lute Young (Lute)
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: by 1421 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
8.
Lamech Judith et Rachel de plourer, ballade by Anonymous
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Written: by 1395 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Le Mont Aon de Thrace, ballade by Anonymous
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Written: circa 1370 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 11 Minutes 11 Secs. 
10.
Se Zephirus, Phebus et leur lignie by Magister Grimace
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
11.
Pictagoras Jabol et Orpheüs, ballade by Jehan Suzay
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: after 1350; France 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
12.
S'aincy estoit que ne feust la noblesce by Solage
Performer:  Kathleen Dineen (), Kathleen Dineen (Harp)
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 11 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13.
Bobik blazen by Anonymous
Performer:  Eric Mentzel ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
14.
Va t'en, mon cuer, avent mes yeux by Gacian Reyneau
Performer:  Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal] Grant ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
15.
Se July Cesar, Rolant et roy Artus by Johan Robert
Performer:  Karl-Heinz Schickhaus ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
16.
En seumeillant, ballade by Jean Robert Trebor
Performer:  Randall Cook ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
17.
Sub Arturo plebs vallata/Fons citharizancium/In omnem terram exivit by Johannes Alanus
Performer:  Norihisa Sugawara (Lute)
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1370 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
18.
Par les bons Gedeon et Sanson delivré (The Worthy Gedeon and Samson), song by Philippus de Caserta
Performer:  Ralpf Mattes (Psaltery), Ralpf Mattes ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Written: after 1350 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
19.
En Albion de fluns environée, ballade by Anonymous
Performer:  Guitar] Crawford [Lute Young (Lute)
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: after 1350; France 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
20.
Tres gentil cuer for 3 voices by Solage
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
21.
Il n'est nulz homs en ce monde vivant (There Is No One Alive in This World), song by Philippus de Caserta
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
22.
De ma doulour by Philippus de Caserta
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 8 Minutes 40 Secs. 
23.
La fiamma del tuo amore by Johannes Ciconia
Performer:  Eric Mentzel ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
24.
La harpe de melodie, virelai for 3 voices by Jaquemin de Senleches
Performer:  Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal] Grant ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
25.
Istanpitta Isabella by Anonymous
Performer:  Randall Cook ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
26.
En Remirant by Philippus de Caserta
Performer:  Guitar] Crawford [Lute Young (Gittern), Guitar] Crawford [Lute Young (Lute)
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 10 Minutes 53 Secs. 
27.
Canon: Le ray su soleyl (3 settings) by Johannes Ciconia
Performer:  Marion Fourquier (Harp)
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
28.
Chançoneta Tedescha by Anonymous
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
29.
Sus un' fontayne by Johannes Ciconia
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
30.
Constantia by Anonymous
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
31.
En attendant souffir by Philippus de Caserta
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
32.
Angelorum psalat tripudium, motet by Rodericus
Performer:  Miriam Andersen ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2009 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
33.
Principio di virtù, istanpitta by Anonymous
Performer:  Masako Art (Harp)
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Written: 13th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/07/2008 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
34.
Fuions de ci, fuions, povre compaigne, ballade by Jaquemin de Senleches
Performer:  Randall Cook ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: after 1382; France 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
35.
Or voit tout en aventure, ballade for 3 voices by Guido Lange] [de
Performer:  Raitis Grigalis ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1370; France 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
36.
Passerose de beauté by Jean Robert Trebor
Performer:  Els Janssens ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 9 Minutes 37 Secs. 
37.
Medee fu en amer véritable, ballade by Anonymous
Performer:  Eve Kopli ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1395 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
38.
Tel me voit et me regarde, virelai by Jaquemin de Senleches
Performer:  Jessica Marshall ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 12/07/2008 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
39.
Quant joyne cuer, ballade by Jean Robert Trebor
Performer:  Eric Mentzel ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
40.
Corps feminin by Solage
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 12/07/2008 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
41.
Calextone, qui fut dame by Solage
Performer:  Karl-Heinz Schickhaus ()
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 12/07/2008 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
42.
Passerose flours excellente, song by Anonymous
Performer:  Guitar] Crawford [Lute Young (Gittern), Guitar] Crawford [Lute Young (Lute)
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
43.
Roses et lis ay veu en une flour, song by Edigius Augustinus
Conductor:  Crawford Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Ensemble
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Chiesa di St. Germanus, Seewen, Svizzera 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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