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Track(s) taken from CDA67039

Jerusalem! grant damage me fais

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Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor), Catherine King (soprano)
Recording details: January 1998
Boxgrove Priory, Chichester, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: October 1998
Total duration: 3 minutes 50 seconds

Cover artwork: The head of Christ by An anonymous 12th-century Spanish artist
 
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Reviews

'A truly fascinating compilation' (Gramophone)

'If you value excellence wherever it is to be found, then this disc, in its quiet way, is a piece of perfection' (Classic CD)

'Highly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)
In this song the longing for Jerusalem becomes a wounded disdain for the Holy City, expressed by a woman whose lover has embarked for a crusade. To save this remarkable poem from silence – it has survived without the music it was clearly intended to have – the editor has composed a setting in the style of a grand chant. The attribution in the unique source to the trouvère Gautier d’Epinal (died c1271) has been generally rejected.

from notes by Christopher Page © 1998

Dans Jerusalem! grant damage me fais, l’aspiration à Jérusalem se fait dédain blessé pour la Cité sainte, exprimé par une femme dont le soupirant s’est embarqué pour une croisade. Afin de sauver ce remarquable poème du silence – il a survécu sans la musique à laquelle il était manifestement destiné –, l’éditeur a composé une mise en musique dans le style d’un grand chant. L’attribution au trouvère Gautier d’Épinal (mort vers 1270-2), mentionnée dans l’unique source, a généralement été rejetée.

extrait des notes rédigées par Christopher Page © 1998
Français: Hypérion

In dem Stück Jerusalem! grant damage me fais wird das Sehnen einer Frau nach Jerusalem zur schmerzlichen Verachtung für die Heilige Stadt, nachdem sie ihren Geliebten an den Kreuzzug verloren hat. Damit dieses eindrucksvolle Gedicht nicht ungehört bleibt – es hat ohne die eigens für es bestimmte Musik überlebt – hat es der Herausgeber im Stil eines grand chant vertont. In der ursprünglichen Quelle wurde es Gautier d’Epinal (um 1270-2 verstorben) zugeschrieben, doch dies wird allgemein verworfen.

aus dem Begleittext von Christopher Page © 1998
Deutsch: Sylvia Pätsch

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