13th century Medieval Music: Ductia
On viol and recorder by ernst stolz. There are no surviving manuscripts containing pieces labelled as ductias. Grochieo describes the ductia as like the estampie but more regular; perhaps this refers to an estampie with verses all of the same length. Musically speaking, it might be that an instrumental estampie with only three or four two-part verses (puncti) is a ductia (HAoM p220).
Grocheio also says (presumably about the vocal ductia): "The ductia is a melody that is light and br
Medieval French Song by Guillaume de Machaut (Dame, je sui cilz Fins cuers doulz)
This is one of motets of the french composer Guillaume de Machaut in 14th century.
Lady, I am the one who wants to endure your will.
and for as long as I may live;
but I do not believe that I will endure it for long
without dying, since you are so harsh to me
that you want me to withdraw far away from you.
without seeing any longer the very great beauty
of your lovely body, which has so much worth.
for you are of all good ladies the best.
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