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Courts of Love - Music from the Time of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Album Summary

>d'Ussel, Gui : Si Be-m Partetz, Mala Domna de Vos
>Vaqeiras, Raimbaut de : Calenda maya
>Anonymous, French : L'on dit q'amors est dolce choser
>Ventadorn, Bernart De : Era-m cosselhatz, senhor (Advise me now, my lords)
>Ventadorn, Bernart De : Conortz, era sai ben (Conort, now do I know well)
>Ventadorn, Bernart De : Can vei le lauzta mover
>Cadenet : S'anc fui bela ni prezada
>Bornelh, Giraut de : Si'us quer conselh, bel ami Alamanda
>Brulé.Grace : Quant je voi la noif remise (When I see the white snow)
>Brulé.Grace : Quant voi le tens bel et cler (When I see the season)
>Brulé.Grace : Quant Flours et Glais et Verdure S'Esloigne (When Flower and Ice)
>Brulé.Grace : Quant voi renverdir (When I see the greening)
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"One of the most persuasively entertaining records of this music I have ever heard." - CD Review (UK)

'Refreshingly unusual' (Gramophone)

'One of the most persuasively entertaining records of this music I have ever heard' (CD Review)

'What type of voice feels right for different periods and repertoires is almost entirely subjective. But that is how Mara Kiek sounds to me - absolutely right ... If you don't have this already, buy it' (Early Music Review)



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>d'Ussel, Gui : Si Be-m Partetz, Mala Domna de Vos
  • Performer: Mara Kiek (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Vaqeiras, Raimbaut de : Calenda maya
  • Performers: Jim Denley (Bendir); Mara Kiek (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: circa 1200

>Anonymous, French : L'on dit q'amors est dolce choser
  • Performers: Jim Denley (Bendir); Mara Kiek (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ventadorn, Bernart De : Era-m cosselhatz, senhor (Advise me now, my lords)
  • Performer: Mara Kiek (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Ventadorn, Bernart De : Conortz, era sai ben (Conort, now do I know well)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Ventadorn, Bernart De : Can vei le lauzta mover
  • Performer: Jim Denley (Bendir)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1150

>Cadenet : S'anc fui bela ni prezada
  • Performers: Jim Denley (Pandeiro); Mara Kiek (Voice); Stevie Wishart (Fiddle)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.

>Bornelh, Giraut de : Si'us quer conselh, bel ami Alamanda
  • Performer: Mara Kiek (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 9 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Gace Brulé (1160 - after 1231) : Quant je voi la noif remise (When I see the white snow)
  • Performer: Jim Denley (Bendir)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Gace Brulé (1160 - after 1231) : Quant voi le tens bel et cler (When I see the season)
  • Performer: Jim Denley (Bendir)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Gace Brulé (1160 - after 1231) : Quant Flours et Glais et Verdure S'Esloigne (When Flower and Ice)
  • Performer: Jim Denley (Bendir)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Gace Brulé (1160 - after 1231) : Quant voi renverdir (When I see the greening)
  • Performer: Jim Denley (Bendir)
  • Conductor: Stevie Wishart
  • Ensemble: Sinfonye
  • Notes: 04/10/1989/04/11/1989
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval