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Oser... la renaissance

Oser... la renaissance

(Code: A135300090)
SAB - A cappella - arrangements Anne Aubert - Label "Chant des séniors"
26.00 EUR

Discover Oser ... la Renaissance, 23 pieces for a cappella choir among the most famous of the 16th century arranged by Anne AUBERT

This new collection of the " Oser... " collection is dedicated to the masterpieces of choral art, from the Renaissance, now accessible to even novice choirs, thanks to the arrangements for 3 mixed voices by Anne AUBERT, professor of writing at the CRR of Tours. The greatest masters of this period appear in this collection, both for their secular and religious productions.

Jacques Barbier tell us :

In 1545 Tylman Susato, a music printer in Antwerp, published a collection of polyphonic songs (Le Dixiesme livre...) containing the famous Battle for Four Voices by Clément Janequin"avecq la cinquiesme partie de Phili. Verdelot Si placet", i.e. with the addition of an extra fifth voice by another composer and to be sung only if desired ...
The title page also specifies:"Le Chant des oyseaux a 3" by Nicolas Gombert. It is the no less famous Chant des oyseaulx that Clément Janequin published by Pierre Attaingnant as early as 1528 and of which Nicolas Gombert presents here a reduction to three mixed voices.
Why did Nicolas Gombert make this transformation and why did Clément Janequin do the same when, in 1537, he proposed a new version of the Chant des oyseaulx, musically identical to the first one, but with half of its initial material cut off: Clément Janequin indeed reduced the song from 208 to 113 measures!
The explanation can probably be found in the preface that Susato wrote for Le Premier livre des chansons à deux ou à trois parties published in 1544.
All the pieces, originally successful songs for four voices, are arranged in three voices and it is specified above the first voice "Sing in two if you like, then sing all three together" as well as at the beginning of the third voice "Veulx tu chanter par bon advis, Attens que tu en soys requis".
So we have the choice between two polyphonic proposals, one complete and one lighter, as TylmanSusato explains:
    "cest qung nouvel apprentif ou discipel nest pas hardy au chanter entre grande compaignie. mais en icelles chansons il sen pouldra exerciter avecq petitte compaignie, iusques a tant quil sera plus expert & plus hardy pour choses plus difficiles & avecque plus grande compaignie..."
Many thanks to Anne Aubert for reviving this musical gesture common in the Renaissance by adapting to three mixed voices these jewels of the choral repertoire originally written for four or more parts. She will thus allow choirs "of little sympathy" or even "apprentice" choirs to sing, with the pleasure that others have already shared, some of the most beautiful polyphonies of the Renaissance now within their reach! » »

  • Mille regrets (Josquin DESPREZ)
  • Pavane (Thoinot ARBEAU)
  • Il est bel et bon (Pierre PASSEREAU)
  • Au joli bois (Claudin de SERMISY)
  • Vous perdez temps ...( Claudin de SERMISY)
  • Ce mois de mai (Clément JANEQUIN)
  • Quand mon mari vient de dehors (Roland de LASSUS)
  • La, la, la, je ne l’ose dire (Pierre CERTON)
  • Perdre le sens devant vous (Claude LE JEUNE)
  • Quand le berger vit la bergère (Guillaume COSTELEY)
  • Mignonne allons voir si la rose (Guillaume COSTELEY)
  • Tanzen und springen (Hans Leo HASSLER)
  • Now is the month of Maying (Thomas MORLEY)
  • Now, o now I needs must part (John DOWLAND)
  • Come again (John DOWLAND)
  • El grillo (Josquin DESPREZ)
  • Orfeo (Choeurs 1 et 2 de l’acte I) (Claudio MONTEVERDI)
  • Mi libertad (Juan del ENCINA)
  • Din di rin din (Anonyme espagnol)
  • Ave verum Corpus (William BYRD)
  • O bone Jesu ( Giovanni da PALESTRINA)
  • O Jesu Christe (Jachet de BERCHEM)
  • Tu solus qui facit mirabilia (Josquin DESPREZ)
Label "Chant des séniors"