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Confreries: Devotional Songs / Various
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 32108   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jacquesde CambraiRobe de Reins la ChievreMartin le B. de CambraiAnonymous
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

performing 13th century music through the prisms of religious, social and political discourses and with the working practices of cathedral builder Villard de Honnecourt at its centre, Björn Schmelzer and Graindelavoix demonstrate how music was reflecting the changing social environment of the times, notably through the new confraternities - the confréries - in Northern France. As a cornerstone of his argument Schmelzer presents a seven-sectioned devotional cycle by the trouvère Jaikes de Cambrai, which the Belgian director likens to contemporary art installations and which he views as reflecting similar working practices discernible in Villard's carnet (or portfolio). Schmelzer emphasizes the unity of Jaikes's cycle when Read more performed in a certain order, calling him 'a dramaturge who connects words, emotional responses and music in a completely new way'. Further medieval trouvère songs of almost equal modern-day anonymity for contemporary ears (including names such as Robert de Reins La Chièvre, Martin le Beguin de Cambrai and the Chanoine de Saint-Quentin) add to this depiction of Gothic art, suitably recorded in Braine in the Picardy region. This is a musical (and interpretative) territory which the singers and instrumentalists of Graindelavoix have made their own in recent years, delivering fragments of medieval music with new colours and fresh intuition. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Grant talen ai k'a chanteir me retraie, chanson for consort by Jacquesde Cambrai
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2.
Haute dame, com rose et lis, chanson for consort by Jacquesde Cambrai
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3.
Kant je plus pens a commencier chanson, chanson for consort by Jacquesde Cambrai
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
Loeir m'estuet la roïne Marie, chanson for consort by Jacquesde Cambrai
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Meire, douce creature, chanson for consort by Jacquesde Cambrai
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
6.
O Dame, ke Deu portais, chanson for consort by Jacquesde Cambrai
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Retrowange novelle, chanson for consort by Jacquesde Cambrai
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8.
Jamais, por tant com l'ame el cors me bate, chanson for consort by Robe de Reins la Chievre
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Plaindre m'estuet de la bele en chantant, chanson for consort by Robe de Reins la Chievre
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
10.
L'autrier dejouste une rivage, chanson for consort by Robe de Reins la Chievre
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
11.
Loiaus desir et pensee jolie, chanson for consort by Martin le B. de Cambrai
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Boine aventure ait ma dame et bon jour, chanson for consort by Martin le B. de Cambrai
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
13.
Rose ne flor, chant d'oiseaus ni verdure, chanson for consort (attrib. Chanoine de Saint-Quentin) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
14.
Chanter m'estuet, chanson for consort (attrib. Gilles de Vieux-Maisons) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Björn Schmelzer
Date of Recording: 07/2010/08/2010 
Venue:  Braine-l'Allaud, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Grant talent ai k'a chanteir me retraie
Haute dame, come rose et lis
Kant je plus pens a commencier chanson
Loeir m'estuet la roine Marie
Meire, douce creature
O Dame, ke Deu portais
Retrowange novelle
Jamais pour tant con l'ame el cors me bate
Plaindre m'estuet de la bele en chantant
L'autrier de jouste un rivage
Loiaus desir et pensee jolie
Boine aventure ait ma dame et bon jour
Rose ne flor, chant d'oiseaus ni verdure
Chanter m'estuet de la virge Marie [RS 611a, Paris, France]

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