Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Cycle De Sept Mélodies

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Cycle De Sept Mélodies

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.CYCLE DE SEPT MÉLODIES. (In honor of the seven troubadours and of Clémence Isaure, Founders of the Academy of the Floral Games of Toulouse.) E. B. Bullock (ASCAP), 2003 (CVR, 2006). Tonal/ modal; B^sub 3^-B^sup #^^sub 5^; Tess: M-mH; regular meters; slow to medium tempos; WmE-JD, P/E-D; 36 pages. Soprano.

I. "Descente sur le fleuve du catafalque de Raymond VII" (Le Prince Henrik de Danemark). G^sup #^ minor; D^sup #^^sub 4^-G^sup #^^sub 5^; Tess: M-mH; 7/4, 2/4, 7/8, 4/4, 12/8, Recitativo-Lento maestoso, con grande espressione; V/mD, P/mD-D; 5 pages.

II. "Les Sept troubadours" (Pierre Trainar). B major; B^sub 3^-B^sub 5^; Tess: M; 7/8, Andante, solemne; V/mD, P/D; 5 pages.

III. "Rondel de la Clémence" (André Lebois). Mixolydian; E^sup #^^sub 4^-D^sup #^^sub 5^; Tess: M; 3/4, Rondellus; V/mE, P/E; 4 pages.

IV. "Eloge de Clémence Isaure" (Frédéric Mistral). B^sub [musical flat]^ major; E^sup [musical flat]^^sub 4^4-F^sub 5^; Tess: M; 2/2, Moderato, tempo rubato; V/M, P/M; 6 pages.

V. "Soir d'Automne en Lauragais" (Pierre Trainar). G^sup #^ minor; B^sub 3^-B^sup #^^sub 5^; Tess: M-mH; 3/4, 4/4 (changing), Allegretto; V/D, P/D; 5 pages.

VI. "Chêne mystérieux, forêt de la Grésigne" (Jean Moréas). G^sup #^ minor/A^sub [musical flat]^ major; E^sub 4^-F#^sup 5^; Tess: M; 6/8, Andante tranquillo, poco rubato; V/mD, P/mD; 5 pages.

VII. "Ode à Toulouse" (Philippe Soupault). B major; D^sup #^^sub 4^-F^sup #^^sub 5^; Tess: M; 6/4, 7/4, 9/4, Lento; V/M, P/M; 6 pages.

During the Middle Ages what is now the southern half of France, plus some Italian cities, was called Occitania after the language spoken there-Occitan or langue d'oc. It was here that the troubadour culture flourished and here that the Académie des Jeux Floraux de Toulouse continues to this day. …

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