“Marie de France, Prologue of the Lais”
The Prologue to the Lais is set to music by Lesl Harker. It is hosted, with permission, at www.mountaindragon.com/audio/Marie_de_France_Prolog.mp3 (Mp3: 5.9 MB). Credits: Arrangement/recording/newly translated sections: ©2002 Lesl Harker all world rights reserved. Translation from the Norman French partly by Lesl, with help from many others. Please see further song information for complete credits. All mistakes © Lesl Harker. Instrumentation: guitars, singing, flute, whistles, harmonium – Lesl. Music credits: adaptations of: the Breton hymn Meulomp Hirie A Vouez Uhel; Breton melody Me zo ganet é kreiz er mor (original melody by Jef Le Penven); traditional Welsh dance tune Hafoty Dafydd Owen (thanks Ceri Matthews, also for production suggestions).
The entire lai is set to music by Istanpitta. You can buy the album at: www.istanpitta.com/