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:

In the office with new pal—
Adam de la Halle;
He’s been dead for rather long,
But doesn’t pong.

But actually, when Adam died is one of the matters of debate, as you’ll see in my review, in which I play devil’s advocate about the rationale for the current dating. There’s clearly much more to say about Adam’s music and poetry as this volume makes plain. This book is such an expensive volume that, as I am at an institution that has an electronic version, I will be passing my review copy on to an Early Career Researcher.

The journal Early Music has given me a link to share for free access to my review here:

Elizabeth Eva Leach, “Adam de la Halle and Arras”, review of Jennifer Saltzstein (ed.), Musical culture in the world of Adam de la Halle (Leiden: Brill, 2019),€210.

Do trouvère melodies mean anything?

My article on three songs by Blondel de Nesle just appeared in Music Analysis. Continue reading “Do trouvère melodies mean anything?”

Review of edition of medieval motets in a songbook

My review of a very interesting recent edition of motets in Trouvère chansonnier T has just been published.

I can’t tweet this link directly, but OUP allows me to post it here. It should give access to the full text of my review of Motets from the Chansonnier de Noailles. Ed. Gaël Saint-Cricq with Eglal Doss-Quinby and Samuel N. Rosenberg. Pp.192 (A-R Editions, Middleton, Wis., 2017) $360. ISBN 978-0-89579-862-6 in Music & Letters 99/2 (2018), 281-285. Full text link.

Resonance in Richard de Fournival

My co-authored article with French literary scholar Jonathan Morton on the sonic aspects of Richard de Fournival’s Bestiary of Love has just appeared in the journal Romania. Continue reading “Resonance in Richard de Fournival”

Review of book on Trecento song texts

My review of  Lauren McGuire Jennings’s book on Trecento song texts has just been published.
Many of you can get this through your library if it gets JRMA, in which case please use these links:

Elizabeth Eva Leach
Journal of the Royal Musical Association

Volume 140, Issue 2 pp. 445-449 | DOI: 10.1080/02690403.2015.1089022

Taylor and Francis, who publish JRMA, have given me at link to the full text, which is restricted to 49 downloads. Please only download this text if you’re really going to read the review. When the 49 downloads are done, I’m assuming that the link will no longer work and/or you’ll be asked for money. The link is here: Free download (49 copies only)

New Book: Manuscripts and Medieval Song

Deeming Leach coverCopies of my new co-edited book now received! Continue reading “New Book: Manuscripts and Medieval Song”

Recent Trends in the Study of Music of the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries

Jointly authored article in Renaissance Quarterly now out. Continue reading “Recent Trends in the Study of Music of the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries”