Chansons and Madrigals

Chansons and Madrigals

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Artist: The Toronto Consort

Composers: Orlande de Lassus

Format: 1 CD

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For more than 25 years, the Toronto Consort has been researching and presenting innovative performances of early music. The seven-member ensemble specializes in music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and often combines with other musicians, dancers, and occasionally actors to bring centuries-old music to life for modern audiences. This wonderful collection of pieces by the great Franco-Flemish master Orlando di Lasso primarily features solo and ensemble vocal works, all of them secular songs and madrigals whose sole subject is love. While most have a certain refinement in both music and text, the disc's final selection depicts a wild, somewhat bawdy street scene "complete with squawking roosters and quarreling lovers." One of the disc's highlights is a gorgeous duet with recorder and organ. —David Vernier


Track List

1. Un jour l'amant, chanson for 8 voices, B. xiv/110 (S. xiv/136)
2. Gallans qui par terre (Villon), chanson for 4 voices, B. xii/12 (S. xvi/111)
3. Ardant amour souvent, chanson for 4 voices, B. xi/15 (S. xii/25)
4. Ardant amour souvent, chanson for 5 voices, B. xi/20 (S. xiv/84)
5. J'ay de vous voir, chanson for 4 voices, B. vii/75 (S. xvi/113)
6. Toutes les nuitz (Marot), chanson for 5 voices, B. xiv/73 (S. xiv/130)
7. Puisque vivre en servitude (Saint-Gelais), chanson for 4 voices, B. xiii/129 (S. xvi/103)
8. Susanne un jour (G. Guerault), chanson for 5 voices, B. 52 (S. xiv/29): Arr Antonio de Cabezón
9. Susanne un jour (G. Guerault), chanson for 5 voices, B. 52 (S. xiv/29): Arr Giovanni Bassano
10. Susanne un jour (G. Guerault), chanson for 5 voices, B. 52 (S. xiv/29)
11. Bon jour mon Coeur (Ronsard) (Christ est mon Dieu), chanson for 4 voices, B. xi/68 (S. xii/100)
12. La nuict froide et somber (Du Bellay), chanson for 4 voices, B. xii/119 (S. xii/34)
13. Que dis-tu (Ronsard), chanson for 8 voices, B. xiii/142 (S. xiv/142)
14. Ove sei vita mia, madrigal for 5 voices, S. viii/102
15. No giorno t'haggio havere, villanelle for 4 voices, S. x/65
16. Tu traditora, villanelle for 4 voices, S. x/68
17. Come pianta, madrigal for 4 voices (S. vi/87)
18. Poi che 'l mio largo pianto, madrigale for 4 voices (S. viii/84)
19. Madonna mia pieta, villanelle for 4 voices, S. x/61
20. Appariran per me le stell'in cielo, madrigal for 4 voices, S. viii/27
21. Chi chilichi, moresca for 6 voices (S. x/120)


Total time: 58:00
Release date: February 18, 1997
UPC: 751758014923