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Guillaume de Machaut wins award from the Renaissance Society of America

My 2011 book on Machaut has just been awarded the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize for 2012 by the Renaissance Society of America. Continue reading Guillaume de Machaut wins award from the Renaissance Society of America

Music and verbal meaning: Machaut’s polytextual songs (contains links to full text)


Opening of Machaut’s De triste/Quant/Certes (B29)

A paper showing that the music’s functional, contrapuntal aspect can significantly inflect the meaning of the texts that it delivers. Continue reading Music and verbal meaning: Machaut’s polytextual songs (contains links to full text)

Guillaume de Machaut, royal almoner (contains links to full text of article)

Detail from a fourteenth-century alms purse. Source: http://www.cottesimple.com/alms_purse/cloisters_purse.htm

A paper outlining Machaut’s early career in royal service suggests that his function as an almoner had a distinct influence on his conception of generosity. Continue reading Guillaume de Machaut, royal almoner (contains links to full text of article)