Douce Dame Jolie was composed in the C14th by Guillaume de Machaut who lived between and around the area of Rheims in. Title: Douce Dame Jolie. Composer: Guillaume de Machaut. Date of request: Requested by: Claudia Royston. Additional notes: I.

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Sexy Trippy All Moods. This reflects a quasi-religious quality in secular medieval music which goes to the core of the sentiments being expressed.

Jazz Latin New Age. Mais vo douce maistrie Maistrie Mon cuer si durement Qu’elle le contralie Et lie En amour tellement Qu’il n’a de riens envie Fors d’estre en vo baillie; Et se ne li ottrie Vos cuers nul aligement. Ars nova Intabulation Virelai. Et quant ma maladie Garie Ne sera nullement Sans vous, douce anemie, Qui lie Estes de mon tourment, A jointes mains deprie Vo cuer, puis qu’il m’oublie, Que temprement m’ocie, Car machuat langui longuement.

Although courtly love had altered by the time of Machaut, his music and lyrics echo that long tradition of setting the beloved on a pedestal and adoring them from afar. Views Read Edit View history.

And still, your own heart renders it no relief. Music of The Age of Chivalry.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. This is a relatively early work of Machaut’s, dating from the time of his patronage by John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia.

You jo,ie follow any damd to this entry through the RSS 2. Retrieved from ” https: Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Status was a feature of courtly love because the lady was literally elevated above the poet by her social status as well as by her untouchability.


You dkuce leave a responseor trackback from your own site. His emotions bind him to the sweet lady but she treats his heart harshly with distain and remains unmoved. The same suggestion of a never-ending, pitiless tempo runs through the song. English translation Sweet, lovely lady for God’s sake do not think that any has sovereignty over my heart, but you alone.

You can hear machauut in the sounds of Douce Dame just as you do in Hildegaarde of Bingen or Gregorian chant. One of the most famous musical pieces of the Middle Ages, ‘Douce Dame’ has been performed by a plethora of artists, mostly but not always in medieval style. You want it to stop, to take a breath and step back but it whirls you around again til you lose balance and start to feel disorientated.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Alas, I am left begging For hope and relief; For my joy is at its end Without your compassion.

The poet is caught up in a dance of love that he fears will kill him but he is unable to break free.

Music for Chaucer’s Prologue. The beloved becomes a sickness, an adversary who is aware of the torment they cause but offers no respite or xouce. Email required Address never made public. There is a feverishness and sense of rising panic in the lyrics until he finely begs for a quick death to release him.

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The Art of Courtly Love. Again, the tempo of the music and circular motion of the melody assist the impression of being caught up in something that the poet is incapable of breaking free from. There is no hope of recovery so he requests an honourable end from his enemy. Sweet, lovely lady for God’s sake do not think that any has sovereignty over my heart, but you alone. A haunting medieval song about courtly love and death.


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Many modern recordings omit the lyrics, however. The listener is caught up too and there is no relief in the relentlessness of holie music. Divine love and secular love brought together by the same composer and expressed through the vehicle of music.

She was raised up on a dais or surrounded by her women; the consort of a powerful liege lord, was removed from the everyday world and her attributes became symbolic of a mystical femininity unknowable to the male observer. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. But your sweet mastery Masters My heart so harshly, Tormenting it And binding In unbearable love, [My heart] desires nothing but to be in your power.

You imagine the beloved; cold and clear and remotely untouchable as a statue of the Virgin.

Machaut – Douce Dame Jolie sheet music for Violin

Dane cadavers catch hold of the hands in a vice-like grip, twirling their victims around and around as they drag them down into the waiting pits. Writing in the style known as Ars Nova ‘New Art’, to distinguish it from Ars Antiqua, or ‘Old Art’he is largely responsible for the establishment of the fixed musical and literary secular forms of the fourteenth century. Machaut and His Time. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

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