Songs, dances and improvisations drawn from medieval to modern modal traditions

The Jazzschool
2087 Addison St., Berkeley
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Shira Kammen, bowed strings
Peter Maund, percussion

Nouvelle Amor…based on troubador/cantiga melody
Natchez…based on melodies from the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Ben com’ aos que van per mar…based on Cantiga 49
Dame a Vous…Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-1377)


Stantipes…based on Medieval English melodies


Salinas…based on Renaissance melodies by Francisco de Salinas (1513 – 1590)
Ronde de Saint Vincent…trad. Breton
Nou Welcome Somer…text Chaucer, from the Parliament of Foweles, music S.Kamme
Ar ne Kuth…based on a Medieval English lament, by Margriet Tindemans


Cominciamento di Gioia…14th c. Italian Anon, MS 29987
Improvisation…Oct 6, 2013
Ecco la Primavera…Francesco Landini (c. 1325 or 1335 – September 2, 1397)
Saltarello…14th c. Italian Anon, MS 29987