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.

Review of Helen Deeming’s edition of Songs in British Sources (with link to full text)

My review of Helen Deeming’s edition of Songs in British Sources (Musica Britannica, vol. 95), has just become available via the advance access section of Early Music. Continue reading “Review of Helen Deeming’s edition of Songs in British Sources (with link to full text)”

Review of Jennifer Saltzstein’s new book on refrains (with link to full text)

My review of Jennifer Saltzstein’s stimulating new book on thirteenth-century refrains has just appeared in the Cambridge University Press journal, Plainsong and Medieval Music. Continue reading “Review of Jennifer Saltzstein’s new book on refrains (with link to full text)”

Review of new translation of Johannes de Grocheio on music (with link to full text)

My review of the new translation and edition of Johannes de Grocheio‘s music treatise has been published in the journal Speculum. Continue reading “Review of new translation of Johannes de Grocheio on music (with link to full text)”

The Tournament at Chauvency

My review of the proceedings of a conference on Le Tournoi de Chauvency in the Douce 308 MS in the Bodleian Library, Oxford was just published in French Studies. Continue reading “The Tournament at Chauvency”