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STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART - The Chansonnier Cordiforme (Ensemble Leones, Lewon)

    






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STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART - The Chansonnier Cordiforme (Ensemble Leones, Lewon)

The Chansonnier Cordiforme is a songbook, probably copied in 1475 for a roguish but musically cultivated priest named Jean de Montchenu—a contemporary chronicler called him ‘dissolute and full of all the vices’. The beautiful manuscript containing 43 songs is, uniquely, heart-shaped and covered in velvet. This recording presents both a representative cross-section of the manuscript’s repertoire, the majority of which is set to French texts and is among the best known and beautiful of the age, and a portfolio of differing performance options including instruments. In addition to works by such luminaries as Gilles Binchois and Johannes Ockeghem—music of elegant melody, textural refinement, and sometimes startling harmonic turns—there are ingenious and anonymous parodies of popular songs.


  L'autre jour par ung matin [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 16]
1.   L'autre jour par ung matin [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 16] 00:04:01
  Helas, n'aray je jamais mieulx [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 40]
2.   Helas, n'aray je jamais mieulx [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 40] 00:03:19
  Terriblement suis fortunee [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 38]
3.   Terriblement suis fortunee [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 38] 00:01:57

Hayne van Ghizeghem

  De tous biens plaine est ma maistresse [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 19]
4.   De tous biens plaine est ma maistresse [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 19] 00:07:12

Binchois, Gilles de Bins dit

  Comme femme desconfortée [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 29]
5.   Comme femme desconfortée [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 29] 00:05:40

Bruecquet, Vincenet du

  Fortune, par ta cruaulté [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 27]
6.   Fortune, par ta cruaulté [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 27] 00:03:59

  Adieu vous dy l'espoir de ma jonesse [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 37]
7.   Adieu vous dy l'espoir de ma jonesse [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 37] 00:04:31

Tinctoris, Johannes

  Le souvenir [Segovia Codex, Toledo, c. 1501-1503]
8.   Le souvenir [Segovia Codex, Toledo, c. 1501 - 1503] 00:01:07

  Ben lo sa Dio se sum vergine e pura [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 2]
9.   Ben lo sa Dio se sum vergine e pura [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 2] 00:05:30
  Chiara fontana de belli costumi [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 5]
10.   Chiara fontana de belli costumi [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 5] 00:01:22

Morton, Robert

  N'aray je jamais mieulx que j'ay [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 25]
11.   N'aray je jamais mieulx que j'ay [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 25] 00:03:32

Dufay, Guillaume

  Dona gentile he bella come l'oro [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 3]
12.   Dona gentile he bella come l'oro [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 3] 00:04:01

Tinctoris, Johannes

  De tous biens playne [Segovia Codex, Toledo, c. 1501-1503]
13.   De tous biens playne [Segovia Codex, Toledo, c. 1501 - 1503] 00:01:20

  O pelegrina, o luce, o clara stella [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 6]
14.   O pelegrina, o luce, o clara stella [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 6] 00:01:56

Ockeghem, Johannes

  Ma bouche rit et ma pensee pleure [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 31]
15.   Ma bouche rit et ma pensee pleure [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 31] 00:05:52

  Ma bouche plaint les pleurs de ma pensee [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 33]
16.   Ma bouche plaint les pleurs de ma pensee [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 33] 00:01:56
  La gratia de vos, donsella [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 8]
17.   La gratia de vos, donsella [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 8] 00:02:01
  Comme ung homme desconforté [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 14]
18.   Comme ung homme desconforté [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 14] 00:03:22
  Perla mya cara, o dolce amore [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 9]
19.   Perla mya cara, o dolce amore [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 9] 00:07:44

Total Playing Time: 01:10:22






Composer(s):
Binchois, Gilles de Bins dit; Bruecquet, Vincenet du; Dufay, Guillaume; Hayne van Ghizeghem; Morton, Robert; Ockeghem, Johannes; Tinctoris, Johannes

Lyricist(s):
Giustinian, Leonardo

Conductor(s):
Lewon, Marc

Artist(s):
Grigalis, Raitis; Janssens-Vanmunster, Els; Lewon, Marc; Romain, Baptiste; Rumsey, Elizabeth; Spoerry, Mathias

Label: Naxos

Series: Early Music Collection

Genre: Chamber Music; Vocal; Vocal Ensemble

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.573325

Barcode: 747313332571

Physical Release: 10/2016

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