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This One Sweet Flower

 Lotus.jpg (2431 bytes) "The animal response to spring, according to Chaucer, is to "maken melodye" and to keep an eye open for possible mates.  The soul responds to Spring with a desire for devotional exercises, such as a pilgrimage.  This program bears witness that medieval Europeans responded with gusto to the call of Spring, both in spirit and in flesh." -- Richard Porterfield

THIS ONE SWEET FLOWER

MEDIEVAL MASTERWORKS FROM ENGLAND AND FRANCE

Selections from "My Fayre Ladye" and "Paris 1200" with additions from Machaut.

RENEWAL

Sumer is icumen in Anonymous English, ca. 1300
Quam pulcra es John Dunstable (d. 1453)
Quam pulcra es Sarum chant
     

RAPTURE

Three Chansons Guillaume de Machaut
  De toutes flours (ca. 1300-1377)
  Quant je sui mis  
  Mes esperis se combat  
Gloria from La Messe de Notre Dame  
     

REDEMPTION

Salvatoris hodie ascribed to Perotin
Baculi solempnia Notre Dame ca. 1200
Veneris Prosperis Notre Dame
Sic mea fata St. Martial de Limoges
Olim Sudor Herculis Notre Dame
   
REDEMPTION  
Offertory:  Domine Jesu Christe Gregorian Chant
Sequence:  Dies irae Gregorian Chant
 

Intermission

 

IMAGES OF WOMEN

From Abbey  
Salve Regina John Dunstable (d. 1453)
Quid petis O fili Richard Pygott
Beata dei genitrix Sarum chant
Ave maria Mater Dei William Cornysh (d. 1523)
   
To Court  
My love she mourn'th for me Cornysh
And I war a mayden Anonymous, Henry VIII's book
A, Robyn Cornysh
Blow thi horne, hunter Cornysh
   
To Chapel  
Ibo michi ad montem mirre Sarum chant
O Regina mundi clara John Browne (15th C.)

 


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