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Chansons de toile (weaving songs)

 Also known as ’chansons d’histoire’ or story songs, they are narrative pieces in the style of tragedy. These substantial epic poems relate love affairs or daydreams. Suffused with passion and romance, the stories give us an insight into the ‘private secrets’ of ‘Beles’ heroines. Through their mediaeval rhetoric, they testify to the out-of-time existence of ‘eternal woman’.
Ligeriana offers the first ever complete illustration of the wealth of inspiration in these pieces, in a version for women’s voices only, in which the performers take turns to bring back to life the atmosphere of collective creation that went with the daily tasks in the ‘women’s room’.


Chansons de toile
(weaving songs)
Tales of belles ‘Aiglentine, Beatris, Ysabiauz’  (XIIth et XIIIth centuries)

Ensemble Ligeriana
Direction Katia Caré

: Carole Matras, Estelle Nadau, Caroline Montier,  Estelle Garreau-Boisnard,, Katia Caré Narrative voice:  Evelyne Moser
Harp: Carole Matras
Viols, psaltery: Evelyne Moser
Mediaeval recorders: Florence Jacquemart
Mediaeval flute: Estelle Garreaud Boisnard

A Calliope CD, recorded by Jean-Marc Laisné at The royal abbey of Fontevraud in July 2007.

1. En un vergier, lez une fontenelle (anonymus)
2. Bele Ysabiauz, pucele bien aprise (Audefrois le Batard )
3. Bele Aiglentine
(the romance of Guillaume de Dôle)
4. Bele Doette as fenestres se siet (anonymus)
5. Oriolanz
6. Bele Beatris
(Audefrois le Batard)
7. Bele Emmelos
(Audefrois le Batard)








L’idée centrale de ce disque, qui se place sous l’ombre tutélaire de Claude Debussy : offrir des exemples d’écriture virtuose pour le piano dans des œuvres de quatre jeunes compositeurs français nés entre 1965 et 1975.
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