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Hé! Mors! / Fine Amour / Quare non sum mortuus

composer
3vv; Motet 3
author of text

 
Hé! Mors! / Fine Amour / Quare non sum mortuus (Motet 3) is a cry of pain. Lamenting the death of the beloved, the motet is founded on a tenor whose liturgical source is the Historia of Job, which in turn is taken from chapters 3, 6 and 9 of the book of Job. These passages of the Bible depict Job fearing the wrath of the Lord and pondering the purpose of his existence in a world of suffering. The upper lines of this motet also contemplate the pain of living, but lay the blame for suffering at the door of the allegorical figures of Death, True Love, and Fortune. Drawing also on citations from Marian songs and trouvère lyrics, Hé! Mors! / Fine Amour / Quare is rich in its intertextuality, and would have evoked for medieval listeners a complex set of emotional resonances.

from notes by Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel © 2018

Hé! Mors! / Fine Amour / Quare non sum mortuus (Motet 3) est un cri de douleur. Pleurant la mort de la bien-aimée, ce motet est basé sur un ténor dont la source liturgique est l’Histoire de Job, tirée à son tour des chapitres 3, 6 et 9 du Livre de Job. Ces passages de la Bible dépeignent Job craignant la colère du Seigneur et méditant sur le but de son existence dans un monde de souffrances. Les parties supérieures de ce motet réfléchissent aussi sur la douleur de vivre, mais attribuent la responsabilité de ces souffrances aux figures allégoriques de la Mort, du Véritable Amour et de la Fortune. S’inspirant aussi de citations de chants mariaux et de poèmes de trouvères, Hé! Mors! / Fine Amour / Quare est d’une riche intertextualité, et devait évoquer pour les auditeurs du Moyen-Âge un ensemble complexe de résonances émotionnelles.

extrait des notes rédigées par Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel © 2018
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Hé! Mors! / Fine Amour / Quare non sum mortuus (Motette 3) hingegen ist ein Schmerzensschrei. Diese Motette, in der der Tod der Geliebten beklagt wird, ist auf einem Tenor errichtet, dessen liturgische Quelle das Buch Hiob (Kapitel 3, 6 und 9) ist. Diese Bibelpassagen beschreiben Hiobs Furcht vor dem Zorn Gottes und sein Hinterfragen des Sinns seines Lebens in einer Welt des Leidens. Die Oberstimmen dieser Motette sinnieren ebenfalls über die Qualen des Lebens nach, schreiben allerdings die Schuld für das Leiden den allegorischen Figuren Tod, Wahre Liebe und Fortuna zu. Zudem wird aus marianischen Liedern und Trouvère-Texten zitiert: Hé! Mors! / Fine Amour / Quare weist ein hohes Maß an Intertextualität auf und wird bei den Zuhörern des Mittelalters sicherlich komplexe seelische Reaktionen hervorgerufen haben.

aus dem Begleittext von Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel © 2018
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Machaut: Fortune's Child
Studio Master: CDA68195Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 9 on CDA68195 [2'27]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68195 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-17-19509
Duration
2'27
Recording date
29 April 2016
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: Fortune's Child (CDA68195)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: May 2018
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