The three songs that make up Douce Dame are based upon texts and music by Guillaume Machaut (c. 1300-1377). The movements are: 1. Fire, Fire; 2. Se Je Souspir; 3. Douce Dame. An alternate version using the Pierrot Ensemble (without viola) is also offered here.
“Douce Dame” was written for Laura Nichols, mezzo-soprano, and members of the Macalester College studio faculty upon the occasion of the opening of the Mairs Concert Hall at Macalester College. Parts are available upon request.
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