Composer: Jacques Martin Hotteterre le Romain, Michel Lambert, Robert de Visée
Performer: Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, Suzie LeBlanc, Vincent Lauzer, Sylvain Bergeron
Format: FLAC (tracks)
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01. Blavet, Bousset: Pourquoy doux rossignol?
02. trad.: Chanson des amants (Arr. Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, Sylvain Bergeron)
03. trad.: Rossignolet sauvage (Arr. Suzie LeBlanc, Vincent Lauzer, Sylvain Bergeron)
04. Lambert: Ma bergère
05. trad.: Le berger (Arr. Sylvain Bergeron)
06. Daquin: Le coucou / Le matou (Arr. Sylvain Bergeron)
07. Lambert: Jugez de ma douleur
08. Visée: Prélude, sarabande et gigue en sol mineur
09. trad.: Le coq et la poule (Arr. Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, Vincent Lauzer, Sylvain Bergeron)
10. Hotteterre: Je suis aimé de celle que j’adore
11. d’Ambruis: Pour charmer les ennuits
12. de Visée, Lambert: Chaconne en sol majeur / Goûtons un doux repos
13. trad.: Le matou (Arr. Vishtèn)
Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc returns with De la Cour de Louis XIV a Shippagan, a fascinating album that pairs French airs de cour with traditional Acadian songs. Ellen Torrie, soprano and guitar; Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, baroque violin; Vincent Lauzer, recorder; and Sylvain Bergeron, baroque guitar and archlute, are also featured.
LeBlanc chose traditional songs that range from the serious to the comical and arranged them in collaboration with Bergeron, Lauzer, and Nadeau-Tremblay.
My interest in traditional Acadian songs began some twenty years ago, and I have since recorded three albums of this repertoire with ATMA Classique, says LeBlanc. The majority of these songs come from France. But songs, just like peoples, are nomadic: they have no borders!
The common airs de cour may have crossed the Atlantic stowed in the baggage of musicians and noblemen says LeBlanc. The French nobility who settled in Quebec in the 17th century wanted to reproduce the glories of Versailles, and some of these airs could have reached the shores of Shippagan.
Suzie LeBlanc has carved out one of the most unique profiles of any Canadian soprano. Her performing career in early music includes recitals and performances with orchestras, opera companies, traditional and new music ensembles.