Love in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Love of the Virgin Mary

English Song: Sainte Marie - soprano and rebec - St. Godric (d. 1170)

Cantigas: Como hua moller - gemshorn - Alfonso X (1252-1284)

Como Santa Maria - organetto

Muit' amar devemos - ensemble


Pains and Ecstasies of Love

Maledetto sia I'aspetto - tenor, recorders, gamba, harpsichord - Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Ahi, fuggitivo ben - soprano, harpsichord - Rasi (fl. 1590-1625)

Sweet Kate - soprano, tenor and soprano recorders, gamba - Jones (fl. 1597-1615)


Jealousy

La gelosia - dancers, ensemble - Domenico (15th century)

Mauldicte soit envie - bass and contrabass recorders, lute - Agricola (?1446-1506)

Maudit soit cil qui trouva - soprano, tenor, bass, recorders, sacbut, gamba - Issac (c. 1450-1517)


Courting

It was a Lover - soprano, tenor and bass recorders, gamba - Morley (1557-1602)

Allemande and Nachtanz - dancers, ensemble - Susato (c. 1500-c. 1564)


Simple Love

Margot labourez les vignes - soprano, hirtenschalmei - Arcadelt (/1505-1568)

In the Merry Month of May - soprano and alto recorders - Youll (fl. 1608)

I Care not for These Ladies - tenor, lute - Morley

Schafertanz - organetto, tenor recorder, lute, bass cornamuse - Susato

Bel pastor - soprano, tenor, harpsichord - Monteverdi


Betrayal

Lament of Arianna - soprano, harpsichord - Monteverdi


Fidelity

All mein gedencken - gemshorn - Lochaimer Liederbuch 915th century)

Belle qui tiens - dancers, ensemble - Arbeau (1520-1595)

Duet: Pur to miro (from Poppea) - soprano, tenor, harpsichord - Monteverdi


Infidelity

Es solt ein man - soprano, organetto, lute, bass krummhorn - Glogauer Liederbuch (15th century)

Greensleves - lute - Anonymous (16th century)

Im maien - tenor, ensemble - Senfl (c. 1486-1542)


Married Life - Second Thoughts

Chichilichi-Cucurucu - tenor and bass krummhorns - da Nola? (16th century)

Branle of War - dancers, ensemble - Arbeau

Ballad: Give me My Yellow Hose - ensemble - Anonymous (early 17th century)


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