Sheet Music: Je me recommande humblement

TitleJe me recommande humblement
ComposerGilles Binchois (?–1460)
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyC major
RangeG4–E6
Time signature3/2
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-04-12
Last updated2011-04-12
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Tuesday 12 April 2011

Tune of the Day: Je me recommande humblement

by Gilles Binchois, arranged for flute trio

Along with Guillaume Dufay and John Dunstaple, Gilles Binchois was one of the most famous composers of the early 15th century.

As Binchois avoided large-scale works, his three-part songs are his most important compositions. Typical features include rather short-breathed phrases, triple rhythm, and the apparent repetition of material. These repetitions actually demonstrate Binchois's flexibility, since it is rare for two phrases to have exactly the same rhythmic or melodic contour. The song “Je me recommande” is a fine example of his style, and illustrates many of the features that make Binchois a supreme miniaturist.