Guillaume de Machaut
Remede de Fortune / A Remedy for Fortune

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8 PM
David H. Stull Recital Hall, Oberlin Conservatory
Presented by Oberlin College & Conservatory
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland
Presented by Les Délices
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4 PM
Herr Chapel at Plymouth Church UCC, Shaker Heights OH
Presented by Les Délices
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8 PM
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids MI
Presented by Sacred Sounds Concert Series

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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. Love slays the Lover
Ballade: Gais et jolis (instrumental)
Complainte: Tieus rit au main qui su 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 tunes (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 songs from the Remede itself.

Blue Heron (Scott Metcalfe, director) & Les Delices (Debra Nagy, director)
Martin Near, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, voices
Debra Nagy, recorders, douçaine, harp & voice
Charles Weaver, lute & voice
Scott Metcalfe, fiddle & harp