Blondel de Nesle, Mes cuer me fait conmencier (RS 1269) – English version

Dr Matthew P. Thomson (voice) and Jacob Mariani (voice and fiddle) perform Blondel de Nesle’s chanson Mes cuer me fait conmencier (RS 1269). In this performance, the singer (Thomson) sends his song off far earlier than expected, and the song (voiced by Mariani) replies in surprise. Singing translation by Professor Elizabeth Eva Leach.

Part of a lecture-recital of medieval song at the New College Antechapel in Oxford on 7 June 2019. Scholars and performers of medieval music from Oxford and beyond gave a presentation on the issues surrounding the performance of 13th- and 14th-century music, featuring live performances.