Thursday, July 15, 2010

Quant la doulce jouvencelle - medieval letters and love songs.

This video features a love song from the 15th century: "Quant la doulce jouvencelle" performed by Asteria. It pleases me on many levels. I'm without my "duet partner" for the night and I'm feeling rather sentimental about her. These ancient walls are as mysterious and familiar as the tune.


Any French speakers out there who know the lyrics?

Anyone know this room?

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  2. The video was shot at the chateau de Germolles, which features superbly preserved late medieval wall paintings. The P and M you see stand for Philip and Margaret, the duke and duchesse of Burgundy.

    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_de_Germolles

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  3. Lyrics and translations here: http://asteriamusica.com/texts/01quant.html

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