Musical Culture in the World of Adam de la Halle, contributors from musicology, literary studies, history, and art history provide an account of the works of 13th-century composer Adam de la Halle, one of the first named authors of medieval vernacular music for whom a complete works manuscript survives. The essays illuminate Adam’s generic transformations in polyphony, drama, debate poetry, and other genres, while also emphasizing his place in a large community of trouvères active in the bustling urban environment of Arras. Exploring issues of authorship and authority, tradition and innovation, the material contexts of his works, and his influence on later generations, this book provides the most complete and up-to-date picture available in English of Adam’s
Contributors are Alain Corbellari, Mark Everist, Anna Kathryn Grau, John Haines, Anne Ibos-Augé, Daniel E. O’Sullivan, Judith A. Peraino, Isabelle Ragnard, Jennifer Saltzstein, Alison Stones, Carol Symes, and Eliza Zingesser.
Jennifer Saltzstein, Ph.D. (2007), is Associate Professor of musicology at the University of Oklahoma. She has published
The Refrain and the Rise of the Vernacular in Medieval French Music and Poetry (D.S. Brewer, 2013) and articles on medieval French music.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Tables List of Music Examples Notes on Contributors A Note on Manuscript Sigla Introduction Jennifer Saltzstein part 1 The Northern Milieu 1 The “School of Arras” and the Career of Adam Carol Symes 2 The Poets of the North: Economies of Literature and Love Eliza Zingesser part 2 Material Contexts of Arrageois Song 3 Another Note on fr. 25566 and Its Illustrations Alison Stones 4 Aristocratic Patronage and the Cosmopolitan Vernacular Songbook: the Chansonnier du Roi (M-trouv.) and the French Mediterranean John Haines 5 Taking Notae on King and Cleric: Thibaut, Adam, and the Medieval Readers of Chansonnier de Noailles (T-trouv.) Judith A. Peraino part 3 Genres in Context 6 The Northern Jeu-parti Daniel E. O’Sullivan 7 The Songs of Adam de la Halle Isabelle Ragnard part 4 Traditions and Transformations 8 Adam de la Halle: Cleric and Busker Alain Corbellari 9 Refrain Quotations in Adam’s Rondeaux, Motets and Plays Anne Ibos-Augé 10 The Pastourelle and the Jeu de Robin et Marion Anna Kathryn Grau 11 Friends and Foals: The Polyphonic Music of Adam de la Halle Mark Everist 12 Adam de la Halle’s Fourteenth-Century Musical and Poetic Legacies Jennifer Saltzstein Annex I – Refrains in Rondeaux and Chansons Anne Ibos-Augé Annex II – The Refrains and Citations in the Motets Anne Ibos-Augé Annex III – Lyrical Citations in the Plays Anne Ibos-Augé Annex IV – Musical Transcriptions Anne Ibos-Augé Bibliography Index
All interested in the music, poetry, history, manuscripts, and drama of 13th-century France, and anyone interested in the works of Adam de la Halle and the