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BLONDEL Of arms and a woman

BLONDEL Of arms and a woman

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Released: Early 2019

'Or arms and a woman'
BLONDEL
Emily Baines
Lizzie Gutteridge
Belinda Paul
recorders, shawms, bagpipes

Daniel Serafini
slide trumpets, sackbut

Louise Anna Duggan
frame drum, tabor, tamburello

'Of arms and a woman' is a chronicle of love, loss, chivalry and memory built around the late medieval wind music of Dufay, Binchois, Ciconia, Landini and Machaut, performed on shawms, slide trumpet, recorders, sackbut, bagpipes and percussion.

The album is inspired by the writing of Christine de Pisan, whose work touched on every aspect of courtly life, from romantic poetry to military strategy and feminist critiques of the position of women in society. It includes rousing calls to battle, arresting love songs, and the heartbreakingly beautiful Dueil angoisseux, the only contemporary musical setting of any of de Pisan’s poems.

Recorded at St Mary's Church, Stoke-by-Nayland,
UK, 24-27 July 2015
Produced and engineered by Adrian Hunter
24bit, 96kHz hi-resolution recording & mastering

Guillaume DUFAY (1397-1474)
1. Se le face ay pale
(2 soprano shawms, alto shawm, tenor sackbut, tabor)

(attrib. Guillaume DUFAY)
2. Or me veult bien Esperance
(soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms)

Guillaume DUFAY
3. Belle, veulliés moy retenir
(soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms, frame drum)

John BEDYNGHAM (c.1422-c.1460)
4. O rosa bella
(alto recorder, 2 tenor recorders)

Gilles BINCHOIS (c.1400-1460)
5. Les tres doulx ieux du viaire ma dame
(alto recorder, 2 tenor recorders)

ANON. (arr. E. Gutteridge)
6. A Cheval, tout homme, a cheval
(soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms, slide trumpet, tabor)
7. Reveillez vous piccars
(2 bagpipes, slide trumpet, tabor)

ANON.
8. Gardés le trait della fenestre
(soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms, tabor)

Gilles BINCHOIS
9. Dueil angoisseus
(soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms, tenor sackbut)

Johannes CICONIA (1370-1412)
10. A Le ray au solely
(2 alto recorders, tenor recorder)

Baude CORDIER (1380-1440)
11. Tout par compas suy composes
(2 alto recorders, tenor recorder)

Guillaume de MACHAUT (1300-1377)
(arr. E. Baines 1 & E. Gutteridge 2)
12. Aymi! dame de valour 1 • Je vivroie liement 2
(3 bagpipes, tamburello)

SOLAGE (fl. late 14th Century)
13. Corps femenin par vertu de nature tant noblement (soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms)

Robert MORTON (c.1430-c.1479)
14. Le Souvenir de vous me tue mon seul bien
(soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms, tenor sackbut)

Guillaume DUFAY
15. Le Serviteur hault guerdonné
(soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms)

John BEDINGHAM (1422-1460)
16. Le Serviteur (Superno nunc emittitur)
(alto recorder, 2 tenor recorders)

ANON.
17. De quan quʼon peut belle et bonne estrener (alto recorder, 2 tenor recorders)
18. Anxci bon youre
(soprano shawm, alto shawm, slide trumpet)

Francesco LANDINI (c.1325-1397)
19. Adiu, adiu dous dame (soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms)

ANON.
20. La Spagna
(soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms, tenor sackbut)

ANON. (attrib. ENRIQUE)
21. Pues serviçio vos desplaze • Cançión contrahecha Pues serviçio vos desplaze, letra y punto
(alto recorder, 2 tenor recorders)

ANON. (arr. E. Gutteridge)
22. Allez a la fougere
(3 bagpipes)

JOSQUIN DES PRÉS (c.1450/55-1521)
23. Lomme arme • ANON. Lome arme (falsum) • Robert MORTON Lom arme
(soprano shawm, 2 alto shawms, tenor sackbut)

Gilles BINCHOIS
24. Files a marier ne vous mariez ja
(2 soprano shawms, alto shawm, tenor sackbut, tabor)

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