Douce Dame Jolie was composed in the C14th by Guillaume de Machaut who lived between and around the area of Rheims in. Title: Douce Dame Jolie. Composer: Guillaume de Machaut. Date of request: Requested by: Claudia Royston. Additional notes: I.

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Douce Dame Jolie was composed in the C14th by Guillaume de Machaut who lived between and around the area of Rheims in France. You can hear this in the sounds of Douce Dame just as you do in Hildegaarde of Bingen or Gregorian chant. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This entry was posted on March 18, at 2: AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. It has an obsessive quality about it. There is no hope of recovery so he requests an honourable end from his enemy.

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Retrieved from ” https: In addition to writing almost one hundred virelais, ballades and rondeaux, he wrote lais, motets, a chanson royal, a complainte and the monumental Messe de Notre Dame. This derives from the traditions of courtly love and the troubadors where feudal obligations between men were mirrored in service and unquestioning loyalty to an unobtainable lady. Notify me of new comments via email.

The song is a virelaibelonging to the style ars novaand is one of the most often heard medieval tunes today. Genre Vocal Music Classical.

Machaut – Douce Dame Jolie sheet music for Violin

Et quant ma maladie Garie Ne sera nullement Sans vous, douce anemie, Qui lie Estes de mon tourment, A jointes mains deprie Vo cuer, puis qu’il m’oublie, Que souce m’ocie, Car trop langui longuement. Many modern recordings omit the lyrics, however. English translation Sweet, lovely lady for God’s sake do not think that any has sovereignty over my heart, but you alone. You are commenting using your Facebook account. One of the most famous musical pieces of the Middle Ages, ‘Douce Dame’ has been performed by a plethora of artists, mostly but kachaut always in medieval style.


This is a relatively early work of Machaut’s, dating from the time of his patronage by John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia. It is hardly surprising that Douce Dame has remained so well-known and loved over the centuries because the particular combination of music and words has a addictive quality which seems to get inside your head and revolve around and around; as beguiling as the imagined lady of the piece who destroys the poets equilibrium and causes him such anguish.

The words are short and evenly balanced, almost conversational but the musical momentum of the piece drives them on in an unrelenting torrent towards an unsatisfactory conclusion. His emotions bind him to the sweet lady but she treats his heart harshly with distain and remains unmoved.

Sweet, lovely lady for God’s sake do not think that any has sovereignty over my heart, but you alone.

You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. Comp Date before She was raised up on a dais or surrounded by her women; the consort of a powerful liege lord, was removed from the everyday world and her attributes became symbolic of a mystical femininity unknowable to the male observer.

Music as meditation and re-iteration of eternal truths about beauty of form and balance and unchangeable purity. This reflects a quasi-religious quality in secular medieval music which goes to the core of the sentiments being expressed.


The Art of Roland Hayes. There is a feverishness and sense of rising panic in the lyrics until he finely begs for a quick death to release him. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Alas, I am left begging For hope and relief; For my joy is at its end Without your compassion. This site uses cookies. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Douce dame jolie is a monophonic song by the fourteenth-century French composer Guillaume de Machaut.

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Introspection Late Night Partying. You damd commenting using your Twitter account. A haunting medieval song about courtly love and death. The listener is caught up too and there is no relief in the relentlessness of the music.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You imagine the beloved; cold and clear and remotely untouchable as a statue of the Virgin. Just as the mass was an aural expression of the presence of the divine on Earth, so secular music like this piece, reflected an jo,ie contemplation of perfection and timelessness. Machaut also wrote many pieces of sacred music including his famous Messe de Notre DameMass for our Lady, the first mass which can be attributed to one composer.