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Roots of the Balkan is the 13th album by Ensemble Renaissance, released in 1997 on the Al Segno label in Germany. The double disc is greatest hits compilation of the Medieval and Renaissance music (all CD remasters from their earlier three LPs Greatest hits 3, Mon amy, Hommage a l'amour). The first disc Hommage a l'amour is a collection of the European Medieval music, beginning with goliard tunes from the codices Carmina Burana and Cambridge Songs, trouvere and minnesanger songs, Spanish monophonic songs from the Cantigas de Santa Maria and polyphonic songs from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, traveler's dances from the Balkan, England, France, and especially Italian Trecento dances from the famous London manuscript 29987. The second disc Mon amy is dedicated to the friendly atmosphere of the Renaissance music with works from the Cancionero de Palacio, dance collections by Tielman Susato, Claude Gervaise, Michael Praetorius, Italian renaissance madrigals and tunes, and also music of the Elizabethan epoch and Shakespeare's theatre, including John Dowland.

Track listing

All tracks produced by Ensemble Renaissance.

Disc one 'Hommage A L'amour'
No. Title Length
1. "Michi Confer Venditor" (from the codex Carmina Burana) 2:21
2. "O Admirabile Veneris Idolum" (from the Cambridge songs) 1:29
3. "Tempus Est Iocundum" (from the codex Carmina Burana) 1:36
4. "Veris Dulcis In Tempore" (from the codex Carmina Burana-) 1:37
5. "Ballata 'Ecco La Primavera" (Francesco Landini) 1:46
6. "Chanson 'Souvent Souspire'" (from the Manuscrit du Roi) 3:44
7. "Trouvere Chanson 'Ce Fut En Mai'" (Moniot d'Arras) 2:06
8. "Rondeau 'Tant Con Je Vivrai'" (Adam de la Halle) 3:00
9. "Meienzît" (Neidhart von Reuental) 2:27
10. "Como Poden (Cantiga 166)" (from Cantigas de Santa Maria) 2:44
11. "Stella Splendens" (from Llibre Vermell de Montserrat) 2:09
12. "Serbian Traveler's Melodies" (two melodies by Medieval Serbian skomrahs) 4:26
13. "Oxford estampie" (from Reading Abbey) 1:45
14. "Feast Of The Ass" (Medieval French tune played on the bagpipe) 1:17
15. "Istanpitta 'Trotto'" (from The Manuscript London, Additional 29987) 2:18
16. "Istanpitta 'La Manfredina/Rotta'" (from The Manuscript London, Additional 29987) 3:22
17. "Istanpitta 'Saltarello No. 1'" (from The Manuscript London, Additional 29987) 1:36
18. "Istanpitta 'Ghaetta'" (from The Manuscript London, Additional 29987) 6:23
Disc two 'Mon Amy'
No. Title Length
1. "Pase El Agua" (from the Cancionero de Palacio) 1:49
2. "Danza Alta" (Francisco de la Torre) 3:40
3. "Adorámoste Señor Dios" (Francisco de la Torre) 1:47
4. "Suite 'La Magdalena'" (Pierre Attaingnant) 6:06
5. "Branle De Champaigne" (Claude Gervaise) 1:24
6. "Branle Double 'La Vieille'" (Claude Gervaise) 2:04
7. "Branle de Bourgogne" (Claude Gervaise) 2:15
8. "Ma Belle, Si Ton Ame" (Jean-Baptiste Besard) 2:10
9. "Bransles De Villages" (Jean-Baptiste Besard) 2:42
10. "Passamezzo" (anonymous) 2:27
11. "So Ben, Mi Ch'a Bon Tempo" (Orazio Vecchi) 2:14
12. "Saltarello" (anonymous) 1:37
13. "Take, O Take Those Lips Away" (anonymous) 4:21
14. "Light O'Love" (anonymous) 2:30
15. "Earl Of Essex, His Galliard" (John Dowland) 1:40
16. "Song Of Fool (King Lear)" (anonymous) 1:09
17. "Kemp's Jig" (anonymous) 2:59
18. "Tobacco Is Like Love" (Tobias Hume) 2:44
19. Untitled (anonymous) 1:50
20. "Lady Hunsdon's Almain" (John Dowland) 1:23
21. "Moresca" (Tielman Susato) 1:53
22. "Ronde 'Pour Quoy'" (Tielman Susato) 2:27
23. "Ronde 'Mon Amy'" (Tielman Susato) 2:18
24. "Ronde And Saltarelle" (Tielman Susato) 2:47
25. "Balleto E Volta" (Michael Praetorius) 5:19
26. "Pavane 'La Bataille'" (Tielman Susato) 4:15

Personnel

The following people contributed to the Anthology


Ensemble Renaissance
Serbian LP albums
Audio cassette albums
Spanish and Greek CD albums
German CD albums
Independent releases
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