Douce Dame

Instrumentation: Mezzo Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
Playing time: 11' 20
Copyright 2012
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Douce Dame parts (with viola)
Douce Dame parts (without viola)

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.

Douce Dame

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