MeF 356 - Jean-Baptiste Lully : Air des trembleurs (for 3 mixed voices).
Everybody knows Henry Purcell's "Air du Froid", taken from King Arthur, composed in 1691.
Lully had used this principle of vocal staccato as early as 1677 to evoke the...
MeF 355 - Barbara Strozzi : Quel misero usignolo, madrigal for 4 mixed voices and Basso Continuo.
Barbara Strozzi (Venice, 1619 - Padua, 1664), Italian soprano and composer, was the adopted (and natural) daughter of the poet and librettist Giulio...
MeF 138 / traditional folk song from Flanders, for 4 mixed voices
Young lady, do not grieve, the feast of St. Anne's is coming up.
It must arrive soon, then it will pass.
Let's dance, let's jump, let's enjoy ourselves and be content.
Such a life,...
MeF 857 : Yver, vous n'estes qu'un villain (version B 1898).
Winter, how naughty you are!
There are two different versions of this Debussy composition (date april 1898)
- Version A, according to the complete score MEF 857
- Version B, according to...
MeF 531 - Anthoine de Bertrand : Ce ris plus doux (que l'oeuvre d'une abeille)
(This smile softer than the work of a bee).
Certainly one of Ronsard's most beautiful poems for one of Antoine de Bertrand's most beautiful polyphonies.
MeF 859 - Claude Debussy: Two songs of Charles d'Orléans (1898 version).
Claude Debussy's (1862-1918) "Deux Chansons de Charles d'Orléans" composed in April 1898, foreshadows the famous "Trois Chansons" that were to be published in 1908.
MeF 632 - Juan del Encina (1468-1533) : Canciones des Palacio - 3 love songs for a cappella mixed choir.
A suite of three villancicos (love songs) joined together in an ensemble celebrating love and the beloved.
Without any particular...