Marie et Marion: Motets & Chansons from 13th-century France | Harmonia Mundi HMU807524

Marie et Marion: Motets & Chansons from 13th-century France


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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMU807524

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th April 2014



Anonymous 4


Anonymous 4


Returning to the Montpellier Codex for this programme of motets and chansons from 13th-century France, Anonymous 4 explores two dominant themes of the period: love and longing for the earthly/earthy Marion and the heavenly/virginal Marie.

The Montpellier Codex, from which Anonymous 4 draw all these motets, was collected in Paris around the year 1300 and is the richest single source of 13th-century French polyphony. With a repertory spanning the entire 13th century, it contains polyphonic works in all the major forms of its era: organum, conductus, hocket and, primarily, motet (315 motets in all).

Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound.

Track Listing:
1. Mater dei plena, Mater virgo pia, Eius (Mo 66)
2. He mere diu, La virge marie (Mo 146)
3. A la clarte qui tout (Mo 189)
4. Marie assumptio afficiat, Hujus chori suscipe (Mo 322)
5. Chanson: De la gloriouse fenix
6. Ave lux luminum, Salve virgo rubens (Mo 56)
7. The Song: Plus joliement c’onques, Quant li douz tans (Mo 257)
8. Reverdie: Volez vous que je vous chant
9. J’ai les biens, Que ferai biau sire (Mo 138)
10. Que ferai biaus sire, Ne puet faillir (Mo 77)
11. Pensis chief enclin (Mo 239)
12. L’autre jour par un matinet , Hier matinet trouvai (Mo 261)
13. Quant florist la violete, El mois de mai (Mo 135)
14. Sans orgueil et sans envie (Mo 225)
15. Trois serors (Mo 27)
16. Chanson: Amors me fait commencier
17. En mai quant rosier, L’autre jour par un matin, (Mo 269)
18. The Sorrow: Pucelete bele et avenant, Je languis des maus (Mo 143)
19. Diex qui porroit, En grant dolour (Mo 278)
20. Pour chou que j’aim, Li joli tans (Mo 299)
21. Marie-Marion: Chanson: J’ai un cuer trop lait
22. Par une matinee, Mellis stilla (Mo 40)
23. Or voi je bien / Eximium decus (Mo 273)
24. Plus bele que flor, Quant revient et fuelle, L’autrier joer (Mo 21)

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