The original version of this thesis was deemed unsuitable by Gesta because it was too much about music and unpublishable by JAMS because it was too little about music. Feeling that it was simply one of those articles that needed to be out there but which the current configuration of university disciplines was never going to permit to be in a peer-reviewed journal, I self-published it online.
That version has been relatively widely used and cited by Machaut scholars in the years since 2012, so when the editors of a festschrift for the great Machaut scholar Lawrence Earp asked me to offer something, I eventually thought that an updated version of this paper might work well. This volume has now appeared and is exceptionally handsome, with plenty of fully integrated colour reproductions, including in my chapter where they have dutifully put the two recto MS pages on book rectos so that a reader re-experiences at least some of what a reader of the manuscript being discussed would experience.
Elizabeth Eva Leach, ‘Seeing Sens: A Picture of Two Guillaumes and Two Brothers?’
in Manuscripts, Music, Machaut: Essays in Honor of Lawrence Earp, ed. Jared C. Hartt, Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel, and Benjamin L. Albritton. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2022), 291–307.
Sadly I can’t offer an electronic offprint (I don’t have one) but I hope that you might be able to request this very beautiful book to your librarian if you want to read the many wonderful essays in it.
For further reading and an overview of the secondary literature, see:
Doss-Quinby, Eglal. The Lyrics of the Trouvères: A Research Guide (1970-1990). Garland Medieval Bibliographies. New York and London: Garland, 1994.
Tischler, Hans. Trouvère Lyrics with Melodies: Complete Comparative Edition. Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae. 15 vols Neuhausen: American Institute of Musicology and Hänssler-Verlag, 1997.
On the music of the Trouvères
Epstein, Marcia Jeneth, ed. “Prions en chantant”: Devotional Songs of the Trouvères. Vol. 11, Toronto Medieval Texts and Translations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.
Leach, Elizabeth Eva. “Do Trouvère Melodies Mean Anything?”. Music Analysis 38, no. 1-2 (2019): 3-46.
Leach, Elizabeth Eva. “Imagining the Un-Encoded: Staging Affect in Blondel de Nesle’s Mes cuers me fait conmencier.” Early Music 48, no. 1 (2020): 29–40.
Mason, Joseph W. “Structure and Process in the Old French jeu-parti.” Music Analysis 38, no. 1-2 (2019): 47-79.
O’Neill, Mary. Courtly Love Songs of Medieval France: Transmission and Style in the Trouvère Repertoire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
O’Sullivan, Daniel E. “Editing Melodic Variance in Trouvère Song.” Textual Cultures 3, no. 2 (2008): 54-70.
Page, Christopher. “Listening to the Trouvères.” Early Music 25 (1997): 638-59.
Quinlan, Meghan. “Can Melodies be Signs? Contrafacture and Representation in Two Trouvère Songs.” Early Music 48, no. 1 (2020): 13-27.
Saltzstein, Jennifer. “Cleric-Trouvères and the Jeux-Partis of Medieval Arras.” Viator 43 (2012): 147-64.
Haines, John. “Aristocratic Patronage and the Cosmopolitan Vernacular Songbook: The Chansonnier du Roi (M-trouv.) and the French Mediterranean.” Chap. 4 In Musical Culture in the World of Adam de la Halle, edited by Jennifer Saltzstein. Brill’s Companions to the Musical Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 95-120. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
Huot, Sylvia. From Song to Book: The Poetics of Writing in Old French Lyric and Lyrical Narrative Poetry. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987, chapter 2.