Free, no tickets required
The Case Western Reserve University Collegium Musicum, directed by Debra Nagy, presents “Hélas Amour”—featuring chansons and dance music from the Codex Canonici by Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, and Hugo de Lantins performed by solo singers and an ensemble of multi-instrumentalists including vielles, plectrum lute, douçaines, and recorders. As one of the most important manuscripts from the fifteenth century, this codex is bears witness to tremendous changes in musical style from the Ars Nova to Ars Subtilior and the influential Contenance Angloise. The result is gorgeous sonorities, mesmerizing melodies, and jazz-like rhythms set to heartfelt, stylized texts depicting all aspects of Courtly Love.
GUILLAUME DUFAY (1397–1474)
Ma belle dame souverainne
Arr. DEBRA NAGY & SIAN RICKETTS
Three basse danses on Sans faire de vous départie
HUGO DE LANTINS (fl. 1420–39), Arr. NAGY
Je me complains
GILLES BINCHOIS (c. 1400–1460)
Basse danses on Tristre plaisir
JOHANNES LEGRANT (fl. 1420–1440), Arr. NAGY
Entre vous nouviaux mariés
Gallery concerts are made possible in part by the generosity of an anonymous donor.