Reid Chamber Concert

Thursday, October 19, 1978
7.30 pm

The Emperor Maximilian I and Music

The Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) is one of the most colourful and engaging figures of Renaissance history.  His love for music played a vital part in laying the foundation for Germany's subsequent rich musical heritage.  This programme features especially German songs and instrumental pieces by the Emperor's court composers Paul Hofhaimer, Heinrich Isaac and Ludwig Senfl.  By way of contrast there is also a selection from the legacy of Burgundian music which the young Maximilian would have heard during his regency in the Netherlands, and music by Josquin des Prez and others from the songbooks of Maximilian;s daughter Marguerite of Austria.


Scottish Early Music Consort
Warwick Edwards - director

Heather Chisholm - mezzo-soprano
Paul Hindmarsh - tenor, sackbut
Jennifer Hill - recorders, crumhorns, dolzaines
Christopher Field - medieval fiddle, rebecs, renaissance violin
Marjorie Rycroft - tenor viol
Warwick Edwards - bass viol, crumhorns, dolzaines

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Maximilian's Regency in the Netherlands

In mijnen sin ... Antoine Busnois (d. 1492)
De vous servir ... Hayne van Ghizeghem (b. c. 1445)
Een vraulic wesen ... Jacques Barbireau (c. 1408-1491)
Mon mignault/Gracieuse plaisant munière ... Busnois

Maximilian's Court Composers

Tandernaken (instrumental) ... Erasmus Lapicida (c. 1447-1547)
Die mich erfreut, ist lobenswert ... Lapicida
Meins Traurens ist ... Paul Hofhaimer (1459-1537)
Carmen in sol (iinstrumental) ... Hofhaimer
Ich hab heimlich ergeben mich .. Hofhaimer

Heinrich Isaac  c. 1450-1517): I. The Cosmopolitan

Quis dabit capiti meo aquam?
Een vraulic wesen (instrumental)
Fammi una gratia
Le serviteur (instrumental)
Fille, vous avez mal garde


Isaac: II:  Court composer to Maximilian

Wann ich des Morgens frueh aufsteh'
Wohlauff, gut G'sell, von hinnen! (instrumental)
Ach, was will doch mein Hertz
La la hö hö (instrumental)
Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen

Music from the songbooks of Marguerite of Austria

Entrée suis en pensée ... Josquin des Prez (c. 1440-1521)
Pour ung jamais ... Pierre de la Rue (c. 1460-1518)
Si sumpsero (instrumental) ... Jacob Obrecht (1450-1505)
Plus nulz regretz ... Josquin des Prez

Ludwig Senfl (c.1489-1543)

Ach Elslein, liebes Elslein/Es taget vor dem Walde
Lust hab ich ghabt zuer Musica
Die Brünnlein, die da fliessen



Performance Type:

A4 8-page typed programme
Programme Notes: 

Brief programme notes for each section and texts in translation.

Translations by Mark Ward and John Roberts (German), James Coleman (French), Susan Bain (Flemish), Betty Knott (Latin).

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Admission free, programme 15p
Publicity and Reviews: 

Advertisement in the Scotsman in advance of the concert and a review by Raymond Monelle in The Scotsman on Friday 20 October 1978.

[Reid] Professor: 
Faculty of Music, University of Edinburgh