It also summarizes both the musical style of the volume's contents, and the chansonnier
's importance for the early history of the Parisian chanson in the years prior to and contemporaneous with Attaingnant's establishment of the genre's classic characteristics.
121, widely popular in various settings and transformations (with contested ascriptions to Du Fay in two independent sources), whose sifting of the evidence scattered throughout Continental and English manuscripts leads to his conclusions that the associated anonymous song Or me veldt in the Mellon Chansonnier
is an awkward secondary texting of an originally instrumental piece whose ballade-like form and sectional phrase structure acquired a geographical moniker through connections with dance music and the basse danse tradition--and, more controversially, that "Portugaler is the only extant piece of instrumental music by Guillaume Du Fay" (p.
If the French incipit is original -- and the most correct spelling, `Malheure me bat', is found in the Casanatense Chansonnier
that attributes the piece to Malcort -- then the piece was probably composed for a French audience.(75) More French-speaking musicians were at St Goedele, Brussels, and at the Burgundian court than at Bergen op Zoom.
Songs, scribes, and society: the history and reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers
. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Finally, the variants for La Despourveue in the Rohan Chansonnier
offer a more coherent narrative in the first person.
The 1970s and 1980s were heady days for scholars interested in French secular song of the fifteenth century; at the time there was always one more chansonnier
yet to be studied and edited by anyone looking for a dissertation topic, or another archive to comb through for biographical information on chanson composers.
This last search option is hampered by a lack of Boolean searching capability, thus the researcher who knows only the manuscript's "name" (i.e., the Eton Choirbook or the Mellon Chansonnier
) will have some difficulty finding the correct record.
Nearly 40 years in the making, this edition of the Chansonnier
de Jean de Montchenu (also known as the Chansonnier
Cordiforme) elides two generations of musical scholarship.
Nagy, Debra, "Scratched-Out Notes, Erased Pieces, and Other Lacunae in the Chansonnier
.Nivelle de la Chausee." 7-35
Nearly half of his songs appear the grand Canonici chansonnier
at Oxford, copied in the Veneto in the early 1430s, three of them also in a chansonnier
apparently so early that it includes nothing by Dufay (Paris, n.a.fr.
(4) The Chansonnier
Nivelle de la Chaussee, or the Nivelle Chansonnier
, stands apart from the other books in the group, however, in several ways.