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Quant j'ay l'espart

composer
Rondeau 5; 2vv
author of text

 
The rondeau, characterized by a compact text with many repeats, was the most intimate type of song. The two-voice Quant j’ay l’espart (Rondeau 5), has playful short verses, like many a virelai, but in the music long-drawn melismas with gently sloping lines prevail, expressing the quiet well-being the lover feels.

from notes by Jacques Boogaart © 2017

Le rondeau, caractérisé par un texte dense avec de nombreuses reprises, était le type de chanson le plus intime. Quant j’ay l’espart (Rondeau 5), à deux voix, a des vers courts et enjoués, comme beaucoup de virelais, mais dans la musique prédominent de longs mélismes avec des lignes qui tombent doucement pour exprimer le doux bien-être ressenti par l’amoureux.

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

Das Rondeau, das durch einen kompakten Text mit vielen Wiederholungen gekennzeichnet ist, war der intimste Liedtypus. Das zweistimmige Quant j’ay l’espart (Rondeau 5) hat kurze, spielerische Strophen, wie es oft in Virelais anzutreffen ist, doch herrschen in der Musik weitläufige Melismen mit sanft abfallenden Linien vor, die die vergnügte Ruhe des Liebenden ausdrücken.

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

Recordings

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

Details

Track 8 on CDA68134 [3'40]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68134 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-17-13408
Duration
3'40
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 8
    Release date: July 2017
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