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Alkemie - 13th-century troubadours at Ordinary Mind Zendo

Alkemie - 13th-century troubadours at Ordinary Mind Zendo

Upper West Side, NYC

Sat, May 20, 2017 8:00 PM, EDT

23 of 40 spots still available
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21
Toilet with a slash through it
No bathroom at this event
Wheelchair access
Not wheelchair accessible

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Like the troubadours in the South, the trouvères of Northern France wrote some of the most captivating vocal music of the 13th-century. In an age long before iPods, these poet-composers penned the music they wanted to hear and share. Their songs of public and private adoration wove together allusions both sacred and secular– creating mystical and spicy meditations on love and longing. Elena Mullins (soprano) has reconstructed much of this program from medieval manuscripts – bringing new life to an art form with strong oral and improvisatory traditions.

This groupmuse will be held at Ordinary Mind Zendo. We're located at 107 74th Street, Apt BR between Columbus and Amsterdam, closer to Columbus. Just a reminder this is not a dry county, and we ask that you and your guests kindly each bring a beverage - bottle of wine, bottle of seltzer, six pack, whatever you desire. Also, don't forget to hit the ATM before hand and bring cash for our musicians. They are extremely talented and well deserving of it. If you have any questions, please feel free to email - [email protected]. Hope to see you there!

What's the music?

Alkemie Early Music Ensemble

Come hear music of 13th-century France! Pine with us after unattainable noble ladies! Dance along to an estampie! Watch the witty peasant girl outsmart the dastardly knight!


E, bone amourette (Oxford Douce 308, tune by E. Mullins)
Rotta della Manfredina (MS 29987)

Li rouseignols que j’ai chanter (Pieros Liborgnes de Lille, Chansonnier du Roi)

La Seconde Estampie Royal (Chansonnier du Roi)

La joliveté/Douce amiete/V(Montpellier Codex)

Nus ne set/REGNAT

Dusque ci a plus amours honoree/REGNAT (Chansonnier dit de Noailles)

La Tierche Estampie (Chansonnier du Roi)
Joliement/Quant voi/Je sui joliete/APTATUR (Montpellier Codex)


Bele Doette (MS Saint-Germain-des-Prés)

Dieus, de chanter/Chant d'oisiaus/IN SECULUM (Montpellier Codex)
Le Septime Estampie Real (Chansonnier du Roi)
Li maus amourous/ Dieus, por quoi/PORTARE (Montpellier Codex)

Por mon cuer a joie atraire (Chansonnier Clairambault)

L’autrier chevauchoie delez Paris (Richard de Semilly, (PARIS BN f. fr. 845)


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