ADAM DE LA HALLE AND THE FORMES FIXES
Jehan’s musical debating partner at the Arras Puy was often Adam de la Halle, called “Adam le Bossu”—Adam the Hunchback—by his contemporaries (“although I am not one,” he complained in one of his poems). At the time of their jointly composed jeux-partis, Adam was a young man, just back from his studies in Paris. His advanced studies had acquainted Adam with the various forms of “university music” that we will take up in later chapters. They equipped him to compose polyphonic music, and he became the only trouvère to do so. His skills made him famous, and he had an international career that ranged from Italy, which he visited in the retinue of Charles d’Anjou, to England, where he is reputed to have performed, as an old man, at the coronation of Edward II in 1307. An entire chansonnier, evidently compiled late in the thirteenth century, is given over almost wholly to a retrospective collection of his works, grouped by genres: first traditional chansons courtoises, then the jeux-partis, and finally the polyphonic works.
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- Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 4 Music of Feudalism and Fin’s Amors." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 1 Aug. 2015. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume1/actrade-9780195384819-div1-004004.xml>.
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- Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 4 Music of Feudalism and Fin’s Amors. In Oxford University Press, Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century. New York, USA. Retrieved 1 Aug. 2015, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume1/actrade-9780195384819-div1-004004.xml
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- Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 4 Music of Feudalism and Fin’s Amors." In Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 1 Aug. 2015, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume1/actrade-9780195384819-div1-004004.xml