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Singing Nuns and Ladies: Seized By Sweet Desire

Song NameComposer
Viderunt omnesPerotin
A vos veig, chevalier sire
Je sui jonete
Soufres, maris, et si ne vous anuit
S'on me regarde
Cil bruns ne me meine mie
Nus ne mi pourroit
Joliement en douce
Sederunt pricipesPerotin
Non vos relinquam, Homo quo vigeasLeonin

Until recently the role of women as composers and performers of both sacred and secular music during the Middle Ages has been seriously underestimated. This disc, sung by the all-female group Musica Ficta, reveals how well suited to women's voices are music from Notre-Dame in Paris and the songs of many trouveres (the northern counterparts of the troubadours of Languedoc). The latter songs, for instance, often feature female protagonists and present different perspectives on love and life to those by their male counterparts.

Item code: 4224C | 1 CD | $9.95 |add item to cart
Choral | Female | France

Related: Early Music CDs