These are the songs of the Troubadours, medieval poet-minstrels of Southern France, and their Northern counterparts the Trouvres. During the 200-year period of their poetic movement, the Troubadours created what is perhaps the greatest repertory of secular song ever produced in Europe. This is a superlative collection of courtly love songs and laments by some of that era's greatest troubadours, exquisitely performed by the legendary countertenor Russell Oberlin with Seymour Barab on violin, under the direction of Saville Clark. Includes extensive liner notes by Saville Clark. This is the first landmark title in the archive of Oberlin's seminal EA recordings, that constitute the early titles of the Lyrichord Early Music Series.