Mors


Perotino (c1160 – c1230): Mors, clausula a 4 voci. Theatre of Voices, dir. Paul Hillier.


Notre-Dame, 15 marzo 2019

Un bon compagnon

Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594): Matona mia cara, villanella a 4 voci (dal Libro de Villanelle, Moresche, et altre Canzoni, Parigi 1581). Hilliard Ensemble, dir. Paul Hillier.

Matona mia cara, mi follere canzon
cantar sotto finestra, Lanze bon compagnon.
Don don don diri diri don don don don.

Ti prego m’ascoltare che mi cantar de bon
e mi ti foller bene come greco e capon.

Com’andar alle cazze, cazzar con le falcon,
mi ti portar beccazze, grasse come rognon.

Se mi non saper dire tante belle rason,
Petrarca mi non saper, ne fonte d’Helicon.

Se ti mi foller bene mi non esser poltron;
mi ficcar tutta notte, urtar come monton.


Il capitano Hume e il tabacco

Tobias Hume (c1569-1645): Tobacco, da The First Part of Ayres or Musicall Humors (1605). Paul Hillier, baritono; Hespèrion XX, dir. Jordi Savall.

Tobacco, tobacco,
  Sing sweetly for tobacco!
Tobacco is like love,
  O love it.
For you see I will prove it.

Love maketh lean the fat men’s tumour,
  So doth tobacco.
Love still dries up the wanton humour,
  So doth tobacco.
Love makes men sail from shore to shore,
  So doth tobacco.
’Tis fond love often makes men poor
  So doth tobacco.
Love makes men scorn all coward fears,
  So doth tobacco.
Love often sets men by the ears,
  So doth tobacco.

Tobacco, tobacco,
  Sing sweetly for tobacco!
Tobacco is like love,
  O love it.
For you see I have proved it.

Da Tallis

Thomas Tallis (c1505 - 1585): Why fum’th in fight? (Salmo II:1-2). Theatre of Voices, dir. Paul Hillier.
Composto per il salterio dell’arcivescovo di Canterbury, Matthew Parker (1567).

Why fum’th in fight the Gentiles spite, in fury raging stout?
Why tak’th in hand the people fond, vain things to bring about?
The Kings arise, the Lords devise, in counsels met thereto,
against the Lord with false accord, against His Christ they go.


Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958): Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis per doppia orchestra d’archi (1910).


Tallis, Salmo II