Safford Cape was the conductor and founder of La Société Pro Musica Antiqua de Bruxelles, and recorded for Anthologie Sonore and other labels focusing on early music.
Dufay – Rondeau: Adieu m’amour
Lina Dauby, contralto, Frédéric Anspach, tenor
Mme Marcus, soprano viol, M Bauwens, alto viol, Mlle Dusêche, tenor viol
Heinrich Isaac – Chanson: Hélas
Mme Marcus, soprano viol, M Bauwens, alto viol, Mlle Dusêche, tenor viol
La Société Pro Musica Antiqua de Bruxelles, Safford Cape

L’Anthologie Sonore AS43
Matrices AS70/64 (M6-63295, 63289)
Recorded before July 1937 (possibly October 1932)
Guillaume Dufay – Secular Works
Side 1:

  • Resvelons-nous, amoureux
  • Pouray-je avoir vostre mercy
  • Hé! Compaignons
  • La belle se sied au pie de la tour
  • Adieu, m’amour
  • Ce moys de May

Side 2:

  • Je donne a tous les amoreux
  • Bon jour, bon mois
  • Par droit je puis bien complaindre et gemir
  • Ce jour de l’an
  • Mon cuer me fait tousdis penser
  • Je languis en piteux martire
  • J’atendray tant qu’il vous playra

Pro Musica Antiqua (Brussels), Safford Cape
Maria Ceuppens, soprano
Jeanne Deroubaix, contralto
Louis Devos, tenor
Franz Mertens, tenor
Albert van Ackere, baritone
Charles Koenig, recorder
Rachel van Hecke, treble viol
Jean-Christophe van Ecke, tenor viol
Alphonse Bauwens, tenor viol
Suzanne Bouquette, minstrel’s harp
Michel Podolski, lute

Mediafire link for Dufay secular works directed by Cape

(These are zip files – left click the link, download the files, then unzip when downloaded)

Elaine Music Shop EMS206
Matrices E1-LQC-15052-1A, 15053-1B
Recorded in the Fall of 1950

(only Bauwens features on the early Anthologie Sonore recording)

This early LP is rather worn and noisy in places, but I’ve tried to remove the most obvious thumps and bumps.