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Jehan Chardavoine

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Born: February 2, 1538; Beaufort, Anjou   Died: 1580; Paris, France  
Frenchman Jehan Chardavoine was a lawyer, music editor, and composer who lived in Paris in the sixteenth century. The large collection of chansons he published in 1575, having been granted royal privilege to do so in 1573, is made up of simple monophonic songs called voix de ville -- or voices of the city -- origin of the word vaudeville. In his own words, they are "common tunes that might be sung or played anywhere." His aim in publishing the Read more collection seems to have been partly ethnographic, like Bartók's collecting of Hungarian folk songs in the countryside, and partly careerist in that he wished to reach out to a public presumably ignored by most of the musical establishment, except as a source of melody to pillage. It contained 186 settings of strophic poems, some were merely collected and edited by Chardavoine and others were his own adaptations of earlier polyphonic settings of the same poem by composers such as Arcadelt, Certon, and Pierre Cléreau. In most cases, he transformed the source music far enough that he created a totally new piece. Read less
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    Chansonnettes, Frisquettes, Joliettes & Godinettes / Doulce Memoire
    Label: Zig Zag   Catalog: 339 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Émile Carrara,  Anonymous,  Claude Gervaise,  Pierre Certon  ... 
    Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
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    L'astree - Musiques D'apres Le Roman D'honore D'urfe / Horvat, Ensemble Faenza
    Label: Alpha Productions   Catalog: 127 Release Date: 08/12/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Ballard,  Gabriel Bataille,  Antoine Boësset,  Spoken Word  ... 
    Conductor:  Marko Horvat
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Faenza
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    The Best Of The Baltimore Consort
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90023 Release Date: 01/28/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius,  Traditional,  John Playford,  Rory Dall O'Cahan  ... 
    Performer:  Chris Norman,  Webb Wiggins,  Howard Bass,  Alice Kosloski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
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    Custer Larue - Ballads
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90014 Release Date: 04/20/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Jehan Chardavoine,  Adrian Le Roy,  Samuel Akeroyde  ... 
    Performer:  Custer LaRue,  Chris Norman,  Kim Robertson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
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    La Rocque'n'roll - Popular Music Of Renaissance France
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90177 Release Date: 09/28/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius,  Francois du Caurroy,  Adrian Le Roy,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Mary Anne Ballard,  Chris Norman,  Ronn McFarlane,  Larry Lipkis  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
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