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Se quanque Amours

Ballade 21; 4vv
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The experimental four-voice Se quanque Amours (Ballade 21) features a colourful contrapuntal palette, and within the text a rare, almost suspect, jubilant message that nothing can surpass the good and the joy that the lover possesses, ‘Contre le bien et la joie que j’ay’ (‘Compared to the benefits and joy I possess’).

from notes by Jacques Boogaart © 2017

La ballade expérimentale à quatre voix Se quanque Amours (Ballade 21) présente une palette contrapuntique pittoresque et, au sein du texte, un message joyeux rare, presque suspect, selon lequel rien ne peut surpasser le bien et la joie de l’amoureux, «Contre le bien et la joie que j’ay».

extrait des notes rédigées par Jacques Boogaart © 2017
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Das experimentelle vierstimmige Se quanque Amours (Ballade 21) zeichnet sich durch eine abwechslungsreiche kontrapunktische Palette aus, und innerhalb des Texts durch eine seltene, fast verdächtige, triumphierende Botschaft, dass nichts das Gute und die Freude des Liebenden übertreffen könne („Contre le bien et la joie que j’ay“).

aus dem Begleittext von Jacques Boogaart © 2017
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Machaut: Sovereign Beauty
Studio Master: CDA68134Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 5 on CDA68134 [5'00]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68134 track 5

Recording date
9 January 2015
Recording venue
Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Loughton, Essex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (CDA68134)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: July 2017
  2. Hyperion sampler - July 2017 (HYP201707)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: July 2017
    Download-only sampler
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