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Les Cris De Paris - Chansons De Janequin & Sermisy


Release Date: 06/14/2005 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord Catalog #: 1951072   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Clément JanequinClaude de SermisyFrancesco Da Milano
Performer:  Dominique VissePhilippe CantorMichel LaplénieAntoine Sicot,   ... 
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This record is quite exceptionally fine and sets new standards. The Clement Janequin Ensemble consists of four singers who are unusually well balanced and have a superbly-tuned understanding of the so-called Parisian chanson. Claudin de Sermisy—perhaps the purest and finest master of the sixteenth-century French repertory—is a composer whose classically-balanced chansons need the most careful delicacy in performance; and those of Janequin are even more difficult to do convincingly because their often obscene texts so frequently tempt Singers into offering the kind of 'nudge-nudge' performance that destroys the renaissance clarity of the polyphonic lines.

Right from the beginning they achieve the ideal, in Janequin's Cris de
Read more Paris. The somewhat meandering form of the music is kept well under control even though the tempo is allowed to ebb and flow as the moods change. The singers manage to be raucous without ever endangering either the intonation or the ensemble. They have a fluidity here that seems totally admirable.

Dominique Visse is a superb singer for this kind of repertory. Listen to the way she allows the rising scales of Sermisy to flow without effort or exaggeration. And her tone is so beautifully matched to that of the other singers that the top line is never allowed to dominate. Equally, the bass of Antoine Sicot is as clear and controlled as one could wish, again never dominating the ensemble or covering the all-important inner lines. Everywhere the balance, tuning and ensemble are impeccable. Moreover the singers show a deep respect for both music and poetry. Sixteenthcentury pronunciation is used and the words always play their full role in the music. Claude Debôves, the lutenist, has a splendidly fluent technique and can play the intabulations at the same speed as the sung versions without ever threatening a sovereign musicality.

In short, I have absolutely no reservation in giving this record the highest recommendation. It is excellently recorded and presented. Perhaps Out of a sense of delicacy, the song texts are printed only in French.

-- Gramophone [4/1982]
reviewing the original LP release of this title
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Works on This Recording

1.
Voulez ouir les cris de Paris, M 1 no 14 "Les cris de Paris" by Clément Janequin
Performer:  Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Philippe Cantor (Baritone), Michel Laplénie (Tenor),
Antoine Sicot (Bass), Claude Debôves (Lute)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: French 
2.
Languir me fais sans t'avoir offensée by Claude de Sermisy
Performer:  Philippe Cantor (Baritone), Antoine Sicot (Bass), Claude Debôves (Lute),
Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Michel Laplénie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: French 
3.
Je n'ay point plus d'affection by Claude de Sermisy
Performer:  Antoine Sicot (Bass), Philippe Cantor (Baritone), Michel Laplénie (Tenor),
Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Claude Debôves (Lute)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Transcribed: Adrien Le Roy 
4.
La, la, Maistre Pierre by Claude de Sermisy
Performer:  Claude Debôves (Lute), Antoine Sicot (Bass), Philippe Cantor (Baritone),
Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1536; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
5.
Ung mari se voulant coucher, M 3 no 94 by Clément Janequin
Performer:  Claude Debôves (Lute), Antoine Sicot (Bass), Philippe Cantor (Baritone),
Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: French 
6.
Secourez moy, ma dame, par amours by Claude de Sermisy
Performer:  Antoine Sicot (Bass), Philippe Cantor (Baritone), Michel Laplénie (Tenor),
Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Claude Debôves (Lute)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: French 
7.
Tétin refaict plus blanc, M 2 no 66 by Clément Janequin
Performer:  Claude Debôves (Lute), Antoine Sicot (Bass), Philippe Cantor (Baritone),
Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: French 
8.
Or vien ca, vien, m'amye, M 2 no 41 by Clément Janequin
Performer:  Antoine Sicot (Bass), Philippe Cantor (Baritone), Michel Laplénie (Tenor),
Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Claude Debôves (Lute)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: French 
9.
Escoutez tous gentilz à 4, M 1 no 3 "La bataille de Marignan; La guerre" by Clément Janequin
Performer:  Claude Debôves (Lute), Antoine Sicot (Bass), Philippe Cantor (Baritone),
Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: French 
10.
La meusniere de Vernon, M 5 no 211 by Clément Janequin
Performer:  Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Philippe Cantor (Baritone), Antoine Sicot (Bass),
Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Claude Debôves (Lute)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
Dont vient cela, belle, je vous supply by Claude de Sermisy
Performer:  Claude Debôves (Lute), Antoine Sicot (Bass), Philippe Cantor (Baritone),
Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: French 
12.
L'amour, la mort et la vie, M 3 no 87 by Clément Janequin
Performer:  Claude Debôves (Lute), Antoine Sicot (Bass), Philippe Cantor (Baritone),
Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: French 
13.
Martin menoit son porceau, M 2 no 60 by Clément Janequin
Performer:  Antoine Sicot (Bass), Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor),
Claude Debôves (Lute), Philippe Cantor (Baritone)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: French 
14.
Au joly jeu du pousse avant, M 1 no 12 by Clément Janequin
Performer:  Philippe Cantor (Baritone), Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Claude Debôves (Lute),
Antoine Sicot (Bass), Michel Laplénie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
15.
Jouyssance vous donneray by Claude de Sermisy
Performer:  Dominique Visse (Countertenor), Claude Debôves (Lute), Philippe Cantor (Baritone),
Antoine Sicot (Bass), Michel Laplénie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
16.
Au joly boys by Claude de Sermisy
Performer:  Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Philippe Cantor (Baritone), Dominique Visse (Countertenor),
Antoine Sicot (Bass), Claude Debôves (Lute)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: French 
17.
Tu disoys que j'en mourroys by Claude de Sermisy
Performer:  Antoine Sicot (Bass), Claude Debôves (Lute), Philippe Cantor (Baritone),
Michel Laplénie (Tenor), Dominique Visse (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Dominique Visse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clément Janequin Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1530; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
18.
Las, ye me plains by Francesco Da Milano
Performer:  Claude Debôves (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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