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Il est bel et bon

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The chanson poets of early sixteenth century France developed a sophisticated language of sensual allegory and imagery, frequently presenting a natural view of the unrestrained pleasures of sex by recalling the libidinous antics of birds. Passereau’s Il est bel et bon reveals the earthly pleasures sought by a young wife while her husband tends to their clucking hens. This sparky little piece was, according to the sixteenth century commedia dell’arte actor Andrea Calmo, a popular hit on the streets of Venice.

from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2008

Recordings

The King's Singers - Live at the BBC Proms
SIGCD150Download only

Details

Track 9 on SIGCD150 [1'03] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD150 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-08-15009
Duration
1'03
Recording date
5 August 2008
Recording venue
Royal Albert Hall, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Marvin Ware & Bill Whiston
Hyperion usage
  1. The King's Singers - Live at the BBC Proms (SIGCD150)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: November 2009
    Download only
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