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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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. 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.

Machaut also wrote many pieces of sacred music including his famous Messe de Notre DameMass for our Lady, the first mass which can be attributed to doucs composer. The poet is caught up in a dance of love that he fears will kill him but he is unable to break free. 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.

Douce Dame Jolie machzut composed in the C14th by Guillaume de Machaut who lived between and around the area of Rheims in France. There is a feverishness and sense of rising panic in the lyrics until he finely begs for a quick death to release him.

Music of The Age of Chivalry. Streams Videos All Posts. The listener is caught up too and there is no relief in the relentlessness of the music. Gothic Music in Bohemia 13thth Century. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The poets of the Occitaine region usually sang and composed for the courts of great lords and ladies and the troubadors were often drawn from aristocratic circles themselves.


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Many contemporary performers continue to sing versions of the song with different tempi and voice styles but it remains consistently haunting and intoxicating to the ear. Introspection Late Night Partying. 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. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

He is mastered and unmade by the power of her hold over him both in body and soul.

Douce Dame Jolie

Reblogged this on aeolianmuse39 and commented: It has an obsessive quality about it. It inhabits the same mind-space and touches the same aesthetic regions of the soul despite being grounded in cat gut and wood and human vocal chords and even through the lens of so many centuries it reaches out to us with a message of longing and shared humanity which speaks to something deep inside ourselves.

The words are short and evenly balanced, almost conversational but machauf musical momentum of the piece drives them on in an unrelenting torrent towards an unsatisfactory conclusion. The Joli of Roland Hayes. A haunting medieval song about courtly love and death. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Notify me of new comments via email. Dake required Address never made public. Music as meditation and re-iteration of eternal truths about mxchaut of form and balance and unchangeable purity. Machaut was the most famous and represented composer of the fourteenth century. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. The beloved becomes a sickness, an adversary who is aware of the torment they cause but offers no respite or relief.


Comp Date before The Mirror of Narcissus. She was raised up on a dais or surrounded by her women; the consort of daem powerful liege lord, was removed from the everyday world and her attributes became symbolic of a mystical femininity unknowable to the male observer.

Schrade catalogues this work as Virelai No.

There is a strong rhythmical structure to fame virelai form which lends itself to the expression of longing and reiterated complaints of unrequited love. And still, your own heart renders it no relief. It is hardly surprising that Douce Dame has remained so well-known and loved over the centuries because the particular combination of music and words has iolie addictive quality which seems to get inside your head and revolve around and around; as beguiling as the imagined lady of the piece who destroys the poets equilibrium and causes him such anguish.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. You can hear mxchaut in the sounds of Douce Dame just as you do in Hildegaarde of Bingen or Gregorian chant.

The song is a virelaibelonging to the style ars novaand is one of the most often heard medieval tunes today. The Dance Macabre became a potent symbol in art of the relentlessness of the plague. The Art of Courtly Love. You are commenting using your WordPress. List of compositions by Guillaume de Machaut. In addition to writing almost one hundred virelais, ballades and rondeaux, he wrote lais, motets, a chanson royal, a complainte and the monumental Messe de Notre Dame.