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Fall 2010 Chamber Series

A 15th-century Cabaret
Chansons by Du Fay, Binchois, Ockeghem, Busnoys, Morton, and others, drawn especially from the Chansonnier cordiforme. Five singers and three instrumentalists playing rebec, fiddles, harps, douçaine & recorder.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Keene State College, Keene, NH

Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 8 pm
Houghton Chapel
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 7 pm
Monday, November 8, 2010 at 8 pm
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC


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Program

I

Qui veut mesdire, si mesdie
Gilles de Bins, dit Binchois (c. 1400-1460)

Tristre plaisir et douleureuse joie (instrumental)
Tom Zajac & Debra Nagy (on tenor by Binchois)

Tristre plaisir et douleureuse joie
Binchois

II

Hora cridar oymè! posso bene io
anonymous

Craindre vous vueil, doulce damme de pris
Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474)

III

Je ne vis onques la pareille
Binchois

L'autre d'antan, l'autrier passa
Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1425-1497)

IV

Alas alas alas is my chief song
So ys emprentid in my remembrance
Walter Frye (d. 1474?)

*intermission*

V

Malheur me bat (instrumental)
? Malcort

Ma bouche rit et ma pensee pleure
Ockeghem

Le monde est tel pour le present (instrumental)
Antoine Busnoys (c. 1430-1492)

VI

Le souvenir de vous me tue
Robert Morton (c. 1430-after 1479)

Le souvenir a2
Le souvenir a4
Johannes Tinctoris (c. 1435-1511?)

VII

Helas mon dueil
Du Fay

Je m'esbais de vous, mon cueur
Busnoys

VIII

L'autrier, ja pieça / Trop suis jonete / En l'ombre du buissonet
Busnoys

Robinet se veult marier / Se tu te marie / Helas pourquoy se mari-on?
anonymous

Files a marier / Se tu te marie
Binchois


Performers

Daniela Tošić
Martin Near
Jason McStoots
Aaron Sheehan
Paul Guttry
Laura Jeppesen, rebec & vielle
Tom Zajac, recorder, douçaine & harp
Scott Metcalfe, vielle & harp, director