8 Chansons Of The Late 15th Century - 3 Scores composed by Thomas. For SAT/ATB recorders or SAT/ATB voices. Recorder Trios. Thesaurus Musicus. Choral or Vocal Music. 3 Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.LPMTM03).
These songs are nicely varied, ranging from very simple settings of popular melodies to some elegant contrapuntal pieces.They are taken from MS Add. 35087 of the British Library, a source that dates from the beginning of the 16th century o and compiled for Jer6me Lauweryn, a Flemish nobleman who served in the government of three rulers of the Burgundian Netherlands, and who died in 1509. They are mostly written in a transitional style that is midway between that of the rondeaux of the 15th century and the Parisian chansons of the 1520s. In some cases popular songs may be involved: in no. 4 the tenor part, which clearly has the main melody, is very probably based on a popular tune, though other surviving settingsof the same text use a different melody; no. 6 may also be another such piece. No. 3 is one of a group of extremely simple pieces that are either straight settings of popular tunes or written in imitation of a popular style. At the opposite extreme from this is Appenzellers rather longer and more motet-like chanson (no. 7), with its flowing contrapuntal lines and overlapping cadences. CONTENTS: Du bon du cueur Qui est celluy Helas dame que layme tant Helas, pourquoy me suis mariee Amy, laurez vous donc Laissies parler, laissies dire Tout plain dennuy Cest donc par moy.
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