This is a very free adaptation of a lyrical virelai be Guillaume de Machaut (1304?-1377) in a modern idiom. Although contrasting sharply, it may well be paired with St. Pierre's setting of the lively Machaut virelai, Douce dame (sST), also available on the ARS website. Intermediate players will find this music quite accessible. Duration: 2:30
Performers on the recording here are: Scott Paterson, alto; the composer, tenor; and Takayo Shimoda, bass.
-- Anthony St. Pierre
A new arrangement on a tune by the most seminal early music composer Guillaume de Machaut, get ready for fun medieval-sounding bits and other similar patterns that dot this easy and approachable trio! Lots of fun with no stress. The open-fifth ending is one of my favorite sounds in music, and all three parts have the same fingering too- something else I enjoy about recorders :)
-- Glen Shannon
The composer has recorded play-along parts for this piece.