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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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Perla mya cara, o dolce amore [Chansonnier Cordiforme, Geneva, c. 1475, CORD 9] 00:07:44

Total Playing Time: 01:10:22




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