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The Medieval Lady

Medieval songs, dances and chant and 16th and 17th Century songs and lute duets. Soprano Andrea Folan with Elizabethan Conversation: Susan Sandman: medieval fiddle, lute, recorders, viola da gamba, bass viola da gamba; Derwood Crocker: symphonia, psaltery, organetto, lute. Leonarda CD #LE340. Duration 64:21

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Medieval Songs, Dances, Chant

Composers and Music Samples Instrumentation
Beatriz, Countess de Dia (12th C.) (France)
1. A chantar m'er de so qu'ieu nos vouria (7:32)
mp3 soprano, medieval fiddle, lute
Maroie de Dregnau de Lille (13th C.) (France)
2. Mout m'abelist quant je voi revenir (1:37)
mp3 soprano, psaltery, medieval fiddle
Queen Blanche (France) (1188-1252) (b. Castile)
3. Amours, u trop tart me sui pris (4:26)
mp3 soprano, psaltery, medieval fiddle
4. Trotto (1:23) (c.1400)
mp3 recorder, nakers
5. Estampie (1:25) (13th C.)
mp3 recorder, symphonia
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1170) (Germany)
6. In evangelium (1:51)
mp3 soprano, organetto
Hildegard of Bingen
7. O viridissima virga (4:32)
mp3 soprano, medieval fiddle, psaltery
Hildegard of Bingen
8. O Jerusalem, aurea civitas (7:17)
mp3 soprano, medieval fiddle, symphonia
9. Saltarella (1:29) (c.1400)
mp3 recorder, lute
10. Saltarella (1:54) (c.1400)
mp3 recorder, tambourine aux cordes
11. La Manfredina (2:38) (c.1400)
mp3 medieval fiddle, lute

16th & 17th Century Songs & Lute Duets

Anne Boleyn (1507-1536) (England)
12. O Deathe rock me asleepe (attributed) (7:08)
mp3 soprano, lute, bass viola da gamba
Lady Killigrew (17th C.) (England) (words, John Donne)
13. Sweetest love I do not goe (3:40)
mp3 soprano, lute
bass viola da gamba
Giles Farnaby (c.1563-1640) (England)
14. Tower Hill (3:24)
mp3 two lutes
15. Green Sleeves (2:53) (16th C.)
mp3 two lutes
Mary Harvey (Lady Dering) (1629-1704) (England)
16. When first I saw Fair Dorris' eyes (2:10)
mp3 soprano, lute
bass viola da gamba
Mary Harvey
17. And is this all, what one poor kisse? (:55)
mp3 soprano, lute
bass viola da gamba
Mary Harvey (words by Sir Edward Dering)
18. In vain, fair Chloris, you design (2:58)
 mp3 soprano, lute
bass viola da gamba
19. La Rosignoll (2:42) (17th C.)
mp3 two lutes
Richard Farnaby (b.1594) (England)
20. Nobody's Gigge (2:29)
two lutes


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Production: Recorded by Marnie Hall at Alice Barler Recital Hall, Wells College, Aurora, New York, September, 1994. DDD. Cover Photo: "Angel with Symphonia," c. 1360, possibly Pisan. Samuel H. Kress Collection, ©1966, Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Graphic Design: Marnie Hall.

Support: This recording is made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional support provided by the Mitch Miller Foundation, Wells College, Dilly Patrick, and a Special Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts, Inc. Rights: Copyright ©1997, Leonarda Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Music Resources: Countess of Dia: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS Fr. 844, Fol. 204R. Maroie de Dregnau de Lille: "Le Manuscrit du Roi". Queen Blanche: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS f.fr. 21677. Hildegard of Bingen: the Dendermonde Codex. Anne Boleyn (attributed): can be found in Briscoe, ed., "Historical Anthology of Music by Women," (1987). Killigrew: Oxford, Tenbury MS 1018; ornamented version from Bodelian Lib. Add. 10337 fol. 55v. Mary Harvey: Henry Lawes' Second Book of Select Ayres and Dialogues (John Playford, 1655). "In Vain, fair Chloris" is published in "English Songs," Musica Britannica, Vol. 33, ed. Ian Spink (London, Stainer & Bell Ltd., 1971). Anonymous lute duets from "The Jane Pickering Lute Book" (c. 1615-1645) and Folger MS. 1610. Farnaby pieces: Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.


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