In Taberna: Medieval Songs and Dances

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In Taberna: Medieval Songs and Dances

Catalogue No:

8802126

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th April 2012

Barcode:

8718247711260

Medium:

CD
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In Taberna: Medieval Songs and Dances


1. Paduanus

2. Tre fontane

3. A l’entrada del tens clar

4. VII Estampie royale

5. Amor con un carcasso

6. Astra tenenti

7. Kalenda Maya

8. Ce fu un mai

9. Saltarello

10. E vussi’ rebaltar

11. Conductus

12. Ductia I

13. Ja nuns hons pris

14. Trotto

15. Frelo, el me vien

16. In taberna

17. In may

18. Quen a festa

19. Sonetus domini Elisei patavini

20. Lamento di Tristano e…

21. … rotta

22. V Estampie royale

23. Dominus Marsilius de Carraria ad

24. Responso Francisci Vanocii

25. Paduanus quidam

26. Antedicuts

27. Si no se ne ha ben

28. Villanesco

29. Paduanus quidam 2

30. E fu in su

31.Sonetus domini Helisey patavini


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Detailing a multitude of recited, sung and played works, this absorbing release offers a fascinating insight into the rich world of medieval entertainment.

Much of the music is based on comic, parodic and satirical poetry, and this is nowhere better exemplified than in the earthily humorous 15th-century sonnets – which, cast in Paduan dialect, lie at the heart of the compilation. From the troubadours’ and trouvères’ refined tales of chivalry and love, to the Goliards’ ‘updated’ Latin texts discussing wine, women and general joie de vivre with rude vigour, the collection draws on many different parts of Europe as well as illuminating the ever-increasing attractiveness of secular literature at that time. It also features a series of courtly dances (among them the French estampies) that call upon the wonderful assortment of instruments comprising the release.

Music clearly had an important role to play in everyday life during the Middle Ages, whether in accompanying battles, banquets or festivities. Combining anonymous works with new discoveries as well as classics – such as the extract from the Carmina burana of Codex latinus 4660 – Corte Antica’s lively performance conjures up a crossroads at which all manner of musicians, poets and dancers are able to meet.

Booklet note from the producer, Robert de Pieri

Much repertoire here otherwise unavailable.

An exciting and original medieval ‘concept’ album.

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