Podlecture 4 is about notation.
Category Archives: medieval composers
Machaut (Prelims) lecture 3
Podlecture 3 is about Machaut as a multimedia artist.
Machaut (Prelims) lecture 2
This is the second podlecture and notes for my Machaut Course for Prelims Special Topics at Oxford.
Machaut (Prelims) lecture 1
This page hosts the audio for the first of six Machaut ‘podlectures’ for Prelims (1st year exams) at Oxford, originally delivered in this form in 2020/2021 because of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but of ongoing relevance to later iterations of this course. It also gives links to some further reading and things mentioned in the audio. Listening to the audio and following the tasks it mentions should take at least an hour for each podlecture.
New Publication: The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music
Long-gestating co-editing project finally published as part of 700-page book.
Review of a new collection of essays on Adam de la Halle
This clerihew didn’t make it into my review of this new volume of essays on Adam de la Halle:
Imagining the performance of trouvère song
My article treating a ‘boring’ song by Blondel de Nesle has just been published by Early Music.
Hey, shepherd, stop your boastful song!
My article on a two-stanza pastourelle in Douce 308 has just appeared in Plainsong and Medieval Music. Here with added sound files!
Performance workshop for late-medieval song
Last month (June 2019), I took part in a two-day performance workshop organised by Joseph W. Mason and attended by various other people I’ve worked with over the past decade or so. I introduced and advised on performances of a song by Blondel de Nesle (people who have heard me sing will be happy to hear that I delegated that task to others far better qualified!). Joe has written an excellent account of the entire event, obviating the need for me to do so here. I refer you enthusiastically to his blogpost, which has embedded audio-visual footage of the public concert that resulted. Enjoy!
Do trouvère melodies mean anything?
My article on three songs by Blondel de Nesle just appeared in Music Analysis.