The Rose, the Lily & the Whortleberry: Medieval Gardens

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
With this disc, the Orlando Consort follows the direction laid down by its successful Food, Wine & Song release of a few years back -- and the group outdoes itself. The Rose, the Lily & the Whortleberry takes as its musical point of departure the idea of the garden, which was central to the expressive culture of both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Images of flowers and gardens drove both the secular and often erotic language of courtly love and a great deal of religious musical thinking, as well, and one accomplishment of this wonderful disc is how it tracks the confluence of sacred and secular across the boundaries that conventionally mark the beginning of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
With this disc, the Orlando Consort follows the direction laid down by its successful Food, Wine & Song release of a few years back -- and the group outdoes itself. The Rose, the Lily & the Whortleberry takes as its musical point of departure the idea of the garden, which was central to the expressive culture of both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Images of flowers and gardens drove both the secular and often erotic language of courtly love and a great deal of religious musical thinking, as well, and one accomplishment of this wonderful disc is how it tracks the confluence of sacred and secular across the boundaries that conventionally mark the beginning of the Renaissance era. Indeed, even leaving the garden theme to one side, The Rose, the Lily & the Whortleberry is one of the best discs you can buy to hear the evolution of style from the time of Machaut's "Ros, liz, printemps, verdure," which opens the proceedings in the middle of the fourteenth century, to the Netherlandish works of Clemens and Gombert that end the program. Complex formal schemes and unfamiliar vertical sonorities give way to careful treatment of dissonance and phrase structures governed by the ebb and flow of the text as the cutting edge of style shifted from France to England, Burgundy, Spain, the Low Countries, and Italy. The idea of the garden remained constant but changed its shape -- in the medieval era, the garden was an enclosed, personal, or interpersonal space, while the Renaissance garden, as anyone who visits Florence will learn, was a powerful display of mastery over nature. All this shows up in the texts in the musical settings. You can learn a good deal about gardens from the 116-page booklet in three languages, and for green thumbs there's even a list of plants you'd need to assemble in order to make a medieval garden of your own. It's the counterpart of the recipes included in the Food, Wine & Song booklet. The vocal beauty of this all-male English quartet, augmented by a bass for five-part pieces, is astonishing in view of its vigorous touring schedule -- the Orlando Consort shows up in medium-sized American towns that may rarely have heard a live concert of Renaissance music, and the group spends a lot of time in airplanes and rented cars. People in those towns are lucky to be introduced to early music by musicians of such caliber, who understand the early European mind so well, and the luck extends to this disc's purchasers.
New York Times - James R. Oestreich
Harmonia Mundi has always taken pride in its artful packaging, but this tops all.... The expert Orlando Consort...renders [the music] here in a refined yet flexible and varied musical style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • UPC: 093046739829
  • Catalog Number: 907398
  • Sales rank: 106,503

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rose, liz, rondeau for 4 voices - Guillaume de Machaut & Guillaume de Machaut (4:25)
  2. 2 El mois de mai - De se debent - Kyrie - Anonymous, Codex Bamberg & Guillaume de Machaut (0:57)
  3. 3 Hé marotele / En praerie / Aptat, motet - Guillaume de Machaut & Anonymous, French (1:14)
  4. 4 Passerose de beauté - Jean Robert Trebor & Guillaume de Machaut (2:43)
  5. 5 Flos regalis virginalis, conductus for 3 voice - Guillaume de Machaut & Anonymous, English (3:30)
  6. 6 Missa Flos Regalis: Agnus Dei - Walter Frye & Guillaume de Machaut (5:04)
  7. 7 Quam pulchra es, for 3 voices - Leonel Power & Guillaume de Machaut (3:39)
  8. 8 Soubz les branches / En la rousée / Jolis mois de may, chanson (from Dijon, Burgundy) - Guillaume de Machaut & Anonymous, French (3:31)
  9. 9 Royne des flours, chanson - Guillaume de Machaut & Alexander Agricola (4:06)
  10. 10 Dindirín, dindirín (romance) - Guillaume de Machaut & Anonymous, Spanish (0:32)
  11. 11 En la fuente del Rosel - Juan Vasquez & Guillaume de Machaut (1:21)
  12. 12 Hortus Conclusus - Guillaume de Machaut & Rodrigo de Ceballos (4:17)
  13. 13 Aquella Mora Garrida - Guillaume de Machaut & Gabriel Mena (2:15)
  14. 14 Quasi cedrus, motet - Francisco Guerrero & Guillaume de Machaut (5:32)
  15. 15 Changeons propos, chanson - Claudin de Sermisy & Guillaume de Machaut (3:15)
  16. 16 Sicut Lilium Inter Spinas for 4 voices - Antoine Brumel & Guillaume de Machaut (1:18)
  17. 17 Vidi speciosam, motet - Guillaume de Machaut & Johannes Lupi (5:27)
  18. 18 Haec est illa dulcis rosa / Salve, motet - Carpentras (Elzear Genet) & Guillaume de Machaut (2:24)
  19. 19 Da le belle contrade d'oriente, madrigal - Guillaume de Machaut & Cipriano de Rore (2:31)
  20. 20 I vaghi fiori e l'amorose fronde, madrigal for 4 voices, S. 7/46 - Guillaume de Machaut & Jacques Arcadelt (1:41)
  21. 21 Ecce tu pulcher es, motet - Guillaume de Machaut & Dominique Phinot (6:38)
  22. 22 Des herbes ai assés, chanson - Thomas Crecquillon & Guillaume de Machaut (1:24)
  23. 23 Au ioly bocquet croist la violette, chanson - Guillaume de Machaut & Jacobus Clemens Non Papa (1:13)
  24. 24 O flos campi, motet - Nicolas Gombert & Guillaume de Machaut (7:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Orlando Consort Primary Artist
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