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The Marriage of Heaven & Hell ()

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composed by Anonymous, French, Anonymous, Montpellier MS, Bernart de Ventadorn, Blondel de Nesle, Colin Muset, Gautier de Dargies

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is a collection of some of the earliest motets, dating from the thirteenth century, an era bereft of composers' names and, for most of us, devoid of context. Thankfully, Christopher Page and Gothic Voices add some monophonic trouvère songs by named composers into the mix and, as Page points out in his dense but very comprehensive booklet notes, these are stylistically incompatible with the motets. He also includes detailed information as to how the motet evolved from the polyphonic conductus ...

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  1. Je ne chant pas / Talens m'est pris / Aptatur / Omnes, motet in 4 pieces
  2. Trois sereurs / Trois sereurs / Trois sereurs / Perlustravit, motet à 4
  3. En tous tans que vente bise, motet, R 1618
  4. Plus belle que flor/Quant revient/L'autrier joer/Flos Filius Eius, motet for 4 voices
  5. Par un matinet / Hé, sire! / Hé, bergier! / Eius, motet in 4 pieces
  6. De la virge Katherine / Quant froidure / Agmina milicie / Agmina, motet in 4 pieces
  7. Trop volentiers chanteroie, motet
  8. Ave parens / Ad gratie / Ave Maria, motet à 3
  9. Super te Jerusalem / Sed fulsit virginitas / Primus tenor / Dominus, motet in 4 pieces
  10. A vous douce debonnaire
  11. Mout souvent / Mout ai esté en dolour / Mulierum, motet in 3 pieces
  12. Quan (Can) vei la lauzeta mover, motet
  13. Quant voi l'aloete / Diex! je ne m'en partiré ja / Neuma, motet in 3 pieces
  14. En non Dieu / Quant voi la rose / Nobis, motet in 3 pieces
  15. Autres que je ne sueill fas, motet
  16. Je m'en vois / Tels a mout / Omnes, motet in 3 pieces
  17. Festa januaria, conductus
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The Marriage of Heaven & Hell
2007, Hyperion

UPC: 034571152738

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