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With a classical and Early Music profile, the members of the late band Estampie, Syrah, Pop and Fil, joined together again with a new proposal: bring the sounds and feelings of the Mediaeval world to contemporaneous audiences. The new band, QNTAL, released its first album in 1992.

In 2003, after 8 years away from studios, the band released a work based on the ancient legend of Tristan and Isolde. Labeled QNTAL III, it is the most representative of the style of the band: not answering marketing urgencies nor bringing an artificial and idealized past, but joining together the sounds and emotions of the 12th. and 21st. centuries.

Vedes Amigo, a spanish cantiga d’amigo, tells us about the jealousy of Isolde, the Blonde, knowing that her beloved Tristan is married in Bretagne with her rival, Isolde of the White Hands.

Vedes, amigo, o que oj’oy
Dizer de vs, assy Deus mi perdon,
Que amades ja outra e mi non;
Mays, s’ verdade, vingar m’ey assy:

Punharey ja de vus non querer ben,
E pesar-mh-a n mays que outra ren.

Oy dizer, por me fazer pesar
Amades vs outra, meu traedor;
E, s’ verdade, par nostro Senhor,
Direy-vus como me cuyd’a vingar:

Punharey …

E se eu esto por verdade sey
Que mi dizen, meu amigo, par Deus,
Chorarey muyto d’estes olhos meus
E direy-vus como me vingarey:

Punharey …

http://www.qntal.de/english/

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