Songs of the Women Trouvères

Songs of the Women Trouvères

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This groundbreaking anthology brings together for the first time the works of women poet-composers, or trouveres, in northern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Refuting the long-held notion that there are no extant Old French lyrics by women from this period, the editors of the volume present songs attributed to eight named female trouveres along with a varied selection of anonymous compositions in the feminine voice that may have been composed by women. The book includes the Old French texts of seventy-five compositions, extant music for eighteen monophonic songs and nineteen polyphonic motets, English translations, and a substantial introduction.The first speaker uses the opening stanza to offer two contradictory solutions to a dilemmaa€”the meaning of partir is a#39;a#39;to dividea#39;a#39;a€”and to set the rhyme scheme and metric pattern of the song. The respondent is invited to choose one alternative, anbsp;...

Title:Songs of the Women Trouvères
Author:Eglal Doss-Quinby
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2001


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