A brief look at another vernacular song tradition. Continue reading “Vernacular song (list A) lecture 4”
This lecture looks at the reception of monophonic medieval vernacular song, from the earliest manuscript copies to modern performances. Continue reading “Vernacular song (list A) lecture 6”
This podlecture continues a discussion of the troubadours, looking at song themes and genres.
Podlecture 2: The Troubadours 2
Good general reading
- Cheyette, Fredric L. Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.
- Paterson, Linda M. The World of the Troubadours: Medieval Occitan Society, c.1100-c.1300. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
- Schulman, Nicole M. Where Troubadours Were Bishops: The Occitania of Folc of Marseille (1150-1231). London: Routledge, 2001.
Definitions of courtly love
- Bloch, R. Howard. Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
- Kay, Sarah. Subjectivity in Troubadour Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
- Some history of the term ‘Courtly Love’ via Wikipedia, which has some useful links.
- Lewis, C. S. The Allegory of Love. 1936. NY: Oxford University Press, 1958.
On the role of music
- Aubrey, Elizabeth. ‘References to Music in Old Occitan Literature’, Acta Musicologica 61/2 (1989): 110–149.
- Levitsky, Ann. ‘Song Personified: The Tornadas of Raimon de Miraval’, Mediaevalia 39 (2018): 17–57.
- McAlpine, Fiona. ‘Authenticity and the “Auteur”: The Songs of Hugues de Berzé’, Plainsong and Medieval Music, 4 (1995), 1-12.
- Peraino, Judith A. Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume De Machaut. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
As before (in podlecture 1):
- handy access to poems and translations: http://www.trobar.org/troubadours/
- information about recordings: http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/composers/trobador/
- information about manuscript images online: https://eeleach.blog/2012/01/17/the-wonders-of-gallica-some-troubadour-and-trouvere-sources/
Check you know who or what the following are:
- Fin’ amors or courtly love
- Andreas Capellanus and his The Art of Courtly Love
- Chrétien de Troyes
- joc-partit / partimen
- coblas doblas
- Ovid on Love
My article treating a ‘boring’ song by Blondel de Nesle has just been published by Early Music. Continue reading “Imagining the performance of trouvère song”
A third post from the performance workshop with graindelavoix, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust and held at St Hugh’s College, Oxford in March 2017. Continue reading “Performance workshop 3: JP30”
A second post from the performance workshop with graindelavoix, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust and held at St Hugh’s College, Oxford in March 2017. Continue reading “Performance Workshop 2: JP4”
A first post from the performance workshop with graindelavoix, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust and held at St Hugh’s College, Oxford in March 2017. Continue reading “Performance Workshop 1: JP27a”
This second year of my Leverhulme project will involve a workshop with performers designed to help me think about my unnotated manuscript in a more musical way. Continue reading “Performing jeux-partis with graindelavoix”
How were large collections of lyric poetry (with or without music) assembled?
Continue reading “The source materials for large medieval chansonniers”
Copies of my new co-edited book now received! Continue reading “New Book: Manuscripts and Medieval Song”