Jongleurs Dance CD



Jongleurs Dance

In medieval Europe, jongleurs (literally translated as jugglers) were multi-talented travelling entertainers. Performing as acrobats, dancers, mimes, storytellers and singers, they were also expected to play a number of musical instruments. While usually uneducated and often looked down upon by society, they could be found performing anywhere from the marketplace to the royal courts, playing a key role in the spread of stories, song and dance music from region to region.
Much of the music on this recording would have been performed by jongleurs. In this case, the songs and dances have been arranged instrumentally for Recorders, Shawm, Hammered Dulcimer, Guitars, Oud, Hurdy Gurdy, Bass and Percussion.


Track List

  1. Santa Maria amar   Demo
    Cantigas de Santa Maria (13th cent.)
  2. Lamento di Tristano/ La Rotta   Demo
    14th cent. Jongleurs Dance
  3. Las!-Donés-EIUS   Demo
    13th cent. motet
  4. Trotto   Demo
    14th cent. Jongleurs Dance
  5. Stella Splendens   Demo
    Libre Vermell de Montserrat (14th cent.)
  6. De bon espoir   Demo
    Guillaume de Machaut (14th cent.)
  7. Por nos dulta tirar   Demo
    Cantigas de Santa Maria (13th cent.)
  8. Pucelete-Je languis-Domino   Demo
    13th cent. motet
  9. Saltarello   Demo
    14th cent. Jongleurs Dance
  10. Pagar ben podo   Demo
    Cantigas de Santa Maria (13th cent.)
  11. Chevalier, mult estes guariz   Demo
    12th cent. crusader song
  12. J'os bien a m'amie parler   Demo
    Adam de la Hale (13th cent. trouvère)
  13. Baises moy   Demo
    Josquin Desprez (15th cent.)
  14. Mui gran poder   Demo
    Cantigas de Santa Maria (13th cent.)
  15. Edi beo thu   Demo
    13th cent. English
  16. Non e gran cousa   Demo
    Cantigas de Santa Maria (13th cent.)
  17. Absalon fili mi   Demo
    Josquin Desprez (15th cent.)

All arrangements by Richard Searles

Richard Searles: Recorders, Shawm, Hammered Dulcimer, Guitars, Oud, Concertina
Ron Wagner:   Dumbek, Tabla, Percussion
Curtis Berak:   Hurdy Gurdy
Tim Powell:   Acoustic Bass

Cover Image: Heinrich Frauenlob with musicians (14th cent.)