Machaut was a major contributor to the motet as practiced in fourteenth-century France. This was a different genre than motets known to singers and listeners of. It is probably the first devoted to Machaut’s motets, containing no fewer than 18 of the 23 that survive. It is certainly the first to present them in the order in which. Guillaume de Machaut Motets The Hilliard Ensemble David James counter-tenor David Gould counter-ternor Rogers Covey-Crump tenor.

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Gerold, where the session was recorded. Guillaume de Machaut Composer Hilliard Ensemble. And while the colors of John Potter are certainly missed, Harrold delivers a fresh and slightly brighter tone at the risk of undoing my mtets assertion, may I point your attention to his gorgeousness in the Veni creator spiritus.

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List of compositions by Guillaume de Machaut

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For example, R20 is known both as “Douce dame” and “Douce dame tant qui vivray”. List of compositions by Guillaume de Machaut. Je suis en aventure. The numbering scheme, from the classic edition of Machaut’s macjaut by Leo Schradedoes not represent chronology, since few of Machaut’s works can be reliably dated. Since many titles are merely the first lines of the texts used, in different sources individual pieces may be referred to by slightly different titles.


This article presents a complete list of the musical works of Guillaume de Machaut. Yet the interpretation of even music as arcane as this depends on the spirit of the age. Works are organized by genre. If each motet is a series of numbers, then the Hilliards have provided us with legible solutions.

These are all features that could make some listeners find it a touch dull; they might even find that they scarcely recognise old favourites. Jazz Latin New Age.

Furthermore, some of Machaut’s works most notably the motets employ simultaneous performance of several different texts. And 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. That being said, I cannot help but believe that they leave discernible traces mltets the body, in the very synapses of the brain.

Machaut Motets

In a world so bound by linear time, what currency does immediacy carry anymore? AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Peter Laenger Produced by Manfred Eicher As one who spent a good part of his formative Renaissance listening digesting the music of Guillaume de Machaut c.

Guillaume de Machaut Motets. Even casual listeners will notice mzchaut each of the three lines of music has its own text — one rapid and wordy, one moderate in speed, and one just a few words long.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Motetw que ma dame d’ onnur. This page was last edited on 9 Augustat This is a landmark recording and a courageous venture. Musically they contain structural intricacies to which scholars devote pleasant lifetimes of research in old French libraries.


Tempi tend to be rather slower than on earlier recordings: Sexy Trippy All Moods. Of course, nobody can coax the impact out of a dissonance like the Hilliard Ensemble. Still, it’s been a while since a major disc of Machaut motets was released this disc contains 18 pieces, a few of them sacredand if the Hilliard Ensemble doesn’t close the book on this music, they nevertheless interpret it beautifully for our times.

Compositions by Guillaume de Machaut Lists of compositions by composer. Notify me of new comments via email. Machaut Amchaut Qui plus aimme plus endure, Aucune gent.

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Rather, I have increasingly tried to look at the specks of permanent change that Machaut, here and elsewhere, has lodged in me. Countertenors David James and David Gould shape Machaut ‘s almost Faulknerian top-voice syntax into affecting emotional statements, and even listeners new to medieval music will become ensnared in the machwut quest for the slightest glance of regard from his unattainable Lady.

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