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Machaut: The Dart of Love / Orlando Consort

Machaut / Orlando Consort
Release Date: 02/10/2015 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68008   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Guillaume de MachautDenis Le Grant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



In excellent performances, The Orlando Consort explore the rich variety in Machaut’s music – a composer whose music lies right at the heart of this ensemble’s raison d’être.

– Gramophone

"The artistic merits of the Orlando Consort are legendary, and these four male singers deliver performances of great beauty and expressiveness… full of elegant fluency, verve, and nuanced inflection." – American Record Guide

Western music as we know it today—many individual lines of whatever nature combining in whatever manner into a single whole—has its roots in the fourteenth century, and most famously in the pioneering
Read more works of Guillaume de Machaut. Why he chose to set his remarkable poetry to music in this way we may never know, but the results continue to hold those who hear it enraptured.

Few groups have matched The Orlando Consort—formed in 1988 specifically to explore this repertoire—in capturing and recording the essence of Machaut. This is the second volume in their Machaut Edition for Hyperion.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Se vous n'estés, rondeau for 2 voices by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century 
2.
Rose, liz by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
3.
Quant en moy/Amour et biaute/Amara valde by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
4.
Phyton, le mervilleus serpent by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
5.
Lasse! comment oublieray/Se j'aim mon loyal/Pour quoy me bat mes maris? by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
6.
Il m'est avis qu'il n'est by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
7.
Dame, je sui cilz/Fins cuers doulz by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
8.
Ay mi, dame de valour by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; France 
9.
Se je chant mains que ne suelh by Denis Le Grant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
Period: Medieval 
10.
Sans cuer, m'en vois/Amis dolens/Dame, par vous by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
11.
Helas, tant ay doleur et peinne by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
12.
Pour ce que tous mes chans fais by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
13.
S'Amours ne fait par sa grace adoucir by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort

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