Guillaume de Machaut
Remede de Fortune / A Remedy for Fortune

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Presented by Music at 9th & Stewart
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, BC
Presented by Early Music Vancouver
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

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I. Prologue, or How to love well
Ballade: Esperance qui m’asseure

II. In the Court of Love
Lai: Qui n’aroit autre deport (RF1)
Motet: Hareu, hareu! / Helas! ou sera pris confors / Obediens usque ad mortem

III. On Fortune’s Wheel
Ballade: Gais et jolis (instrumental)
Complainte: Tieus rit au main qui au soir pleure (RF2)

IV. Lady Hope comes to the Lover’s aid
Chant royal: Joye, plaisance, et douce nourreture (RF3)
Motet: Qui es promesses de Fortune / Ha Fortune / Et non est qui adjuvet
Baladelle: En amer a douce vie (RF4)

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V. Wrestling with Doubt
Bird song (instrumental): Or sus, vous dormes trop (anon., excerpt arr. Nagy)
Ballade: Dame de qui toute ma joie vient (RF5)
Motet: Trop plus est bele que biauté / Biauté parée de valour / Je ne sui mie certeins

VI. Dancing en plein air
Instrumental: Dis tans plus (Jehan Lescurel, arr. Nagy)
Virelai: Dis tans plus (Lescurel)
Virelai: Dame, a vous sans retollir (RF6)

VII. Reunited with his Lady
Messe de Nostre Dame: Kyrie I
Estampies based on Machaut virelais (arr. Nagy)
Rondelet: Dame, mon cuer en vous remaint (RF7)

VIII. She loves me, she loves me not
Ballade: Biauté qui toutes autres pere
Motet: Trop plus est bele que biauté / Biauté parée de valour / Je ne sui mie certeins

All works by Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-1377) unless otherwise noted.
RF1-7 are from the Remede itself.

Blue Heron
Scott Metcalfe, director
in collaboration with
Les Délices
Debra Nagy, director

Martin Near, countertenor, percussion
Owen McIntosh, tenor, percussion
Jason McStoots, tenor, narrator
Debra Nagy, recorders, douçaine & harp
Charles Weaver, lute, voice & hurdy-gurdy
Scott Metcalfe, fiddle & harp

Projections designed by Shawn Keener