Machaut: Se j'aim mon loyal ami/Lasse! comment oublieray/Pour quoy me bat mes matris?, M16

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Guillaume de Machaut: Motets

Guillaume de Machaut: Motets


Machaut:

De souspirant/Tous corps qui de bien amer/Suspiro, M2

Fine Amour/He! Mors com tu es haie/Quare non sum mortuus, M3

Puisque la douce rousee/De Bon Espoir/Speravi, M4

Qui plus aimme/Aucune gent m'ont demandé/Fiat voluntas tua, M5

Lasse! je sui en aventure/J'ay tant mon cuer/Ego moriar pro te, M7

Ha! Fortune/Qui es promesses de Fortune/Et non est qui adjuvet, M8

O livoris feritas/Fons totuis superbie/Fera pessima, M9

Helas! ou sera pris confors/Hareu! hareu! le feu/Obediens usque ad mortem, M10

Fins cuers doulz/Dame, je sui cilz/Fins cuers doulz, M11

Eins que ma dame/Tant doucement m'ont attrait/Ruina, M13

Faus Samblant m'a deceu/Amours qui ha le pouoir/Vidi Dominum, M15

Se j'aim mon loyal ami/Lasse! comment oublieray/Pour quoy me bat mes matris?, M16

Bone pastor, qui pastores/Bone pastor, Guillerme/Bone pastor, M18

Diligenter inquiramus/Martyrum gemma latria/A Christo honoratus, M19

Biaute paree de valour/Trop plus est belle/Je ne sui mie certeins, M20

Veni creator spiritus/Christe, quie lux es/Tribulatio proxima est et non est qui adjuvet, M21

Plange, regni respublica/Tu qui gregem tuum ducis/Apprehende arma et scutum et exurge, M22

Inviolata genitrix/Felix virgo/Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes, M23


“This is a landmark recording and a courageous venture. It's probably the first devoted to Machaut's motets, containing no fewer than 18 of the 23 that survive. It's certainly the first to present them in the order in which Machaut himself presented them in his own manuscripts. And the performances are of a truly mandarin refinement.
Here are The Hilliard Ensemble with goodness knows how many combined years of experience performing this kind of music in public; they aren't just on the top of their form but also constantly showing the fruits of that experience.
The results of that refinement may surprise some listeners. Tempos tend to be rather slower than on earlier recordings: it's as though they feel no need for lily-gilding, no need to apologise for the music, where earlier performances injected possibly gratuitous energy into Machaut's lines.
Dissonances are often made to disappear almost without trace, which will disappoint those who thought the clashes to be the very lifeblood of Machaut's music. (It must be absolutely clear that this was an informed decision by The Hilliards, many of whom have performed this music with other groups over the years.) Diction tends to be clearer than in some recent recordings, and – perhaps most surprising of all – they refrain from adopting current views on the early French pronunciation of Latin. These are all features that could make some listeners find it a touch dull; they might even find that they scarcely recognise old favourites. But they're superbly done, and the performances give the best avenue yet to gaining access to Machaut's still perplexing but always irresistible art.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - May 2004

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Motets by Guillaume de Machaut

Motets by Guillaume de Machaut

and mass music from the Ivrea Codex


anon.:

Mass music from the Ivrea Codex (14th century)

Machaut:

Fins cuers doulz/Dame, je sui cilz/Fins cuers doulz, M11

Biaute paree de valour/Trop plus est belle/Je ne sui mie certeins, M20

Se j'aim mon loyal ami/Lasse! comment oublieray/Pour quoy me bat mes matris?, M16

Plange, regni respublica/Tu qui gregem tuum ducis/Apprehende arma et scutum et exurge, M22

Veni creator spiritus/Christe, quie lux es/Tribulatio proxima est et non est qui adjuvet, M21

Inviolata genitrix/Felix virgo/Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes, M23

Ha! Fortune/Qui es promesses de Fortune/Et non est qui adjuvet, M8

Diligenter inquiramus/Martyrum gemma latria/A Christo honoratus, M19

Faus Samblant m'a deceu/Amours qui ha le pouoir/Vidi Dominum, M15


“Each singer has a naturally light, straight-toned voice and can effortlessly float over the vocal lines like 'a feather on the breath of God” Gramophone Magazine

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