Machaut: Songs from Le Voir Dit - Angus Smith (tenor); Donald Greig (baritone); Mark Dobell (tenor); Matthew Venner (counter tenor); Orlando Consort
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  1. Plourez dames, ballade for 3 voices
  2. Dame, se vous n'avez aperceŁ, rondeau for 3 voices
  3. Nes que on porroit, ballade for 3 voices
  4. Sans cuer, dolens, rondeau for 2 voices
  5. Longuement me sui tenus (Lay de Bonne Esperance), lai for voice
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  1. Plourez dames, ballade for 3 voices
  2. Dame, se vous n'avez aperceŁ, rondeau for 3 voices
  3. Nes que on porroit, ballade for 3 voices
  4. Sans cuer, dolens, rondeau for 2 voices
  5. Longuement me sui tenus (Lay de Bonne Esperance), lai for voice
  6. Dix et sept, cinc, rondeau for 3 voices
  7. Puis qu'en oubli, rondeau for 3 voices
  8. Quant Theseus/Ne quier veoir, ballade for 4 voices
  9. Se pour ce muir, ballade for 3 voices
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Although many college music history courses include a survey of the accomplishments of Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377), the early music revival has largely bypassed him in performance. Any competent recording of his work is welcome, and this one, by Britain's famed Orlando Consort, is certainly more than competent. The group takes up the nine songs from Le Livre du Voir-Dit (roughly, "the true story"), a fascinating work including some 9,000 lines of poetry, only a small proportion of which are set. The story purports ...

Machaut: Songs from Le Voir Dit 2013, Hyperion

UPC: 034571177274

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