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Trobairitz: Poems Of Women Troubadours / Shannon Mercer, La Nef


Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 29846   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Seán Dagher
Performer:  Shannon Mercer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The poems I chose (written in occitan, langue d’oc) to set to music reflect themes such as love, how to manage expectations of marriage and motherhood, relationship roles, and also political posturing. The way I wrote these songs is based on the way troubadours and trobairitz set their poems to popular melodies, meaning that any poems can be sung with a number of melodies and any melody can be attributed to a given song.

I have not written art-songs, although they share some elements with art-song, through-composed accompaniment and some throughcomposing of the melody, for example. The melodies I have written, though inspired by the character of the text, could be used to set any number of poems. Some could be adapted
Read more to dance rhythms. Some are adapted from instrumental pieces." -- Seán Dagher
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Works on This Recording

1.
Na Carenza by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
2.
Mout avetz fach by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
3.
Carcassonne by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
4.
Na Maria by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
5.
Ar em el freg temps vengut by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
6.
Dança Vint by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
7.
Gui D'Ussel by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
8.
En greu esmay by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
9.
Estampie de Languedoc by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
10.
Ja de chantar by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
11.
Carola Ostinata by Seán Dagher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
12.
Fin joi me don'alegranssa by Seán Dagher
Performer:  Shannon Mercer (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef

Sound Samples

Na Carenza (Lady Carenza)
Na Carenza (Lady Carenza)
Mout avetz fach (You've Let a Long Time Slip Away)
Mout avetz fach (You've Let a Long Time Slip Away)
Carcassonne
Carcassonne
Na Maria (Lady Maria)
Na Maria (Lady Maria)
Ar em al freg temps vengut (Now We Have Come to the Winter)
Ar em al freg temps vengut (Now We Have Come to the Winter)
Dança Vint
Dança Vint
Gui d'Ussel
Gui d'Ussel
En greu esmay (In Grave Distress)
En greu esmay (In Grave Distress)
Estampie de Languedoc
Estampie de Languedoc
Ja de chantar (I Should Never Have the Wish to Sing)
Ja de chantar (I Should Never Have the Wish to Sing)
Carola Ostinata
Carola Ostinata
Fin joi me don'alegranssa (Pure Joy Makes Me Happy)
Fin joi me don'alegranssa (Pure Joy Makes Me Happy)

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