℗ 2013 Groupe Analekta, Inc.
Released September 24, 2013
Duration 58m 20s
Record Label Groupe Analekta, Inc.
Catalogue No. AN 2 9846
Genre Classical (Chamber Music)
 

Trobairitz: Poèmes de Femmes Troubadours / Poems of Women Troubadours

La Nef, Shannon Mercer

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1.1
Na Carenza (Lady Carenza)
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
5:28
1.2
Mout avetz fach (You've Let a Long Time Slip Away)
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
6:22
1.3
Carcassonne
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
3:14
1.4
Na Maria (Lady Maria)
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
4:14
1.5
Ar em al freg temps vengut (Now We Have Come to the Winter)
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
5:57
1.6
Dança Vint
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
4:26
1.7
Gui d'Ussel
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
6:05
1.8
En greu esmay (In Grave Distress)
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
6:27
1.9
Estampie de Languedoc
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
3:29
1.10
Ja de chantar (I Should Never Have the Wish to Sing)
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
5:56
1.11
Carola Ostinata
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
3:23
1.12
Fin joi me don'alegranssa (Pure Joy Makes Me Happy)
Sean Dagher; La Nef; Shannon Mercer
3:19
Digital Booklet
Composer Seán Dagher became intrigued with the idea of the Trobairitz, female troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries, and developed the works on this album by setting these women's poems to music reflecting themes such as love, the expectations of marriage and motherhood, relationship roles and political posturing. He says he wrote these songs based on the way troubadours and trobairitz set their poems to popular melodies, meaning that any poems can be sung with a number of melodies and any melody can be attributed to a given song. Québec early music ensemble La Nef is joined by soprano Shannon Mercer and Amanda Keesmaat on basso continuo on these pieces. "This conceptual separation between the poetry and the music, as well as the period in which these texts were written, is the reason why this poetry is extant without music. I felt it was therefore fitting to pursue the tradition. I have not made any attempt at historical accuracy in these compositions. There is so little evidence of how these songs might have sounded 800 years ago that attempting to recreate something that might have been heard then could only be hypothetical and contentious." - Seán Dagher
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Groupe Analekta, Inc. Studio Masters

Cet enregistrement a été réalisé à l’église de St-Augustin-de-Mirabel, Québec, en avril 2013 / This recording was made in the Church of St-Augustin-de-Mirabel, Quebec, Canada on April 2013. Réalisateur, Preneur de son ; Mixage et mastérisation / Producer, Sound Engineer ; Mix and Mastering : Carl Talbot, Productions Musicom Assistant preneur de son / Assistant Sound Engineer : Jeremy Tusz Producteur, Directeur artistique / Executive Producer, Artistic Director : François Mario Labbé Directrice de production / Production Manager : Julie M. Fournier Assistante de production / Production Assistant : Kathleen Désilets Image de couverture / Cover image : In the Golden Days © John Melhuish Strudwick Photo Shannon Mercer : © Helen Tansey Photo Seán Dagher : © Julie Leclerc Photo Amanda Keesmaat : © Michael Dugas Photo Francis Palma-Pelletier: © Didier Bertrand Photo Grégoire Jeay : © Michel Bérard Photo Patrick Graham : © John Sellekaers Traduction et révision / Translation and proofreading : Marie Dubeau-Labbé, Rédaction LYRE Conception et production graphique / Graphic Design and Production : Simon L’Archevêque
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-1.13
-7.28 to -0.17
-21.64
-25.64 to -19.25
13
11 to 15
1
Na Carenza (Lady Carenza)
-0.24-19.9212
2
Mout avetz fach (You've Let a Long Time Slip Away)
-0.23-21.1415
3
Carcassonne
-0.17-19.2512
4
Na Maria (Lady Maria)
-0.81-20.4812
5
Ar em al freg temps vengut (Now We Have Come to the Winter)
-0.24-22.3014
6
Dança Vint
-1.48-22.6214
7
Gui d'Ussel
-1.59-23.7014
8
En greu esmay (In Grave Distress)
-0.20-21.1315
9
Estampie de Languedoc
-0.61-20.2214
10
Ja de chantar (I Should Never Have the Wish to Sing)
-0.50-21.8114
11
Carola Ostinata
-7.28-25.6411
12
Fin joi me don'alegranssa (Pure Joy Makes Me Happy)
-0.24-21.5014

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