My article revisiting the dating, provenance and putting together of the manuscript Bodleian Library, Douce 308 has just appeared in the journal Speculum.Continue reading A potential patron for Douce 308?
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 is the second podlecture and notes for my Machaut Course for Prelims Special Topics at Oxford. Continue reading Machaut (Prelims) lecture 2
This clerihew didn’t make it into my review of this new volume of essays on Adam de la Halle: Continue reading Review of a new collection of essays on Adam de la Halle
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 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
How were large collections of lyric poetry (with or without music) assembled?
Continue reading The source materials for large medieval chansonniers
The fifth song in the grands chants is unique to Douce 308 and is thus transmitted to us without any melody. However, its versification makes it possible to sing it to the tune of a song with a similar poetic structure. Continue reading Putting a tune to a tuneless song
Copies of my new co-edited book now received! Continue reading New Book: Manuscripts and Medieval Song