Machaut was a major contributor to the motet as practiced in fourteenth-century France. This was a different genre than motets known to singers and listeners of. It is probably the first devoted to Machaut’s motets, containing no fewer than 18 of the 23 that survive. It is certainly the first to present them in the order in which. Guillaume de Machaut Motets The Hilliard Ensemble David James counter-tenor David Gould counter-ternor Rogers Covey-Crump tenor.

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And it must be absolutely clear that this was an informed decision by The Hilliards, many of whom have performed this music with other groups over the years. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

Like so much of what we encounter in our machauy lives, these sounds come and go, lost even as they are experienced. List of compositions by Guillaume de Machaut. The numbering scheme, from the classic edition of Machaut’s works by Leo Moettsdoes not represent chronology, since few of Machaut’s works can be reliably macyaut. Fill in your details below or click an icon motetx log in: If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

Retrieved from ” https: Furthermore, some of Machaut’s works most notably the motets employ simultaneous performance of several different texts. Machaut was the first composer to concentrate on self-anthologization of his works, supervising the creation of three complete-works manuscripts during his life. Views Read Edit View history. Like a proof, each is filled with potential diversions and dead ends, but through this singular recording we are given a full map that we do well to follow with our eyes closed and our ears walking, open-armed.


The results of that refinement may surprise some listeners. Introspection Late Night Partying. This page was last edited on 9 Augustat If I may interrupt this stream of thought with a technical one, this was the first recording I ever heard with tenor Steven Harrold, who signed on with the Hilliard Ensemble in Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

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Machaut Motets

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You are commenting using your WordPress. Drinking Hanging Out Motetw Love. Here are The Hilliard Ensemble with goodness knows how many combined years of experience performing this kind of music in public; they are not just on the top of their form but also constantly showing the fruits of that experience. The motets of Guillaume de Machaut are complicated works. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

Still, it’s been a while since a major disc of Machaut motets was released this disc contains 18 pieces, a few of them sacredmotete if the Hilliard Ensemble doesn’t close the book on this music, they nevertheless interpret it beautifully for our times. Of course, nobody can coax the impact out of a dissonance like the Hilliard Ensemble. Qui plus aimme plus endure, Aucune gent. It is certainly the first to present them in the order in which Machaut himself presented them in his own manuscripts.

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It is perhaps for this reason that the Hilliards present their program in chronological order, as if to show us how Machaut grew behind and through its trajectory.

Email required Address never made public. Countertenors David James and David Gould shape Machaut ‘s almost Faulknerian top-voice syntax into affecting emotional statements, and even listeners new to medieval music will become ensnared in the poet’s quest for the slightest glance of regard from his unattainable Lady.

Streams Videos All Posts. Je machaht en aventure. Skip to main content. And while the colors of John Potter are certainly missed, Harrold delivers a fresh and slightly brighter macchaut at the risk of undoing my earlier assertion, may I point your attention to his gorgeousness in the Veni creator spiritus.

Notify me of new comments via email. Eins que ma dame d’ onnur. Guillaume de Machaut Composer. And the performances are of a truly mandarin refinement. Works are organized by genre. In such cases, the title of the work lists all texts used, starting from the top voice.

For example, R20 is known both as “Douce dame” and “Douce dame tant qui vivray”. In macbaut last manuscript, written c. You are commenting using your Twitter account. If each motet is a mavhaut of numbers, then the Hilliards have provided us with legible solutions.

As one who spent a good part of his formative Renaissance listening digesting the music of Guillaume de Machaut c.