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Teaching Medieval Lyric with
Modern Technology CD ROM Application
  Monastic Songs from Saint Martial de Limoges
  Troubadour Songs
  Trouvère Songs

Songs and Miracles by Gautier de Coinci


Cantigas de Santa Maria

  Guillaume de Machaut, Remede de Fortune

This CD-ROM application for teaching and study is focussed on three medieval repertories: Troubadours & Trouvères, who flourished in southern and northern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; The Cantigas de Santa Maria from the court of Alfonso X, el Sabio (the Learned), King of Castile-León during the second half of the 13th century; Remede de Fortune by Guillaume de Machaut who dominated both the music and the literature of 14th-century France.

It includes a rich collection of manuscript images; original sources with modern transcriptions and text translations; high quality digital recordings. Commentary essays and explanatory articles make the materials accessible to a variety of users in different disciplines.

System Requirements

For PC:
Pentium or equivalent; 64 MB RAM; Resolution 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768; True color 24 bit or 32 bit (millions of colors); CD-ROM with sound card and speakers or headphones; Windows 95, 98, 98SE, 2000, XP, with update files available on request. Approximately 500-550 MB on drive for full install with print files, 350 MB on drive for full install, 71 MB for small install.

For MAC:
Power PC; 64 MB RAM; Resolution 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768; millions of colors; CD-ROM. OS 7.6 through 9.22 (the program will not run on OS X). Approximately 500-550 MB on drive for full install with print files, 350 MB on drive for full install, 71 MB for small install.

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Monastic Songs from Saint Martial de Limoges, "Radix iesse," "Lilium floruit," "O Maria Deu maire," "In hoc anni circulo." Images from BnF Lat 1139, 3719.

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Troubadour Songs, by William IX, Marcabru, Jaufre Rudel, Bernart de Ventadorn, Guiraut de Bornelh, Arnaut Daniel, Gaucelm Faidit, the Comtessa de Dia, Peire Vidal, Raimon de Miraval, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Guiraut Riquier. Images from BnF fr 1592, 856, 854, 12473, 12474, 22543, 844, 20050; Modena, Biblioteca Nazionale Estense: Estero 45 (Alpha R. 4.4); Biblioteca Ambrosiana: R 71 superiore; Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 41.42, Plut. 41.43; Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Lat. 5232; Chigi C.V. 151.

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Trouvère Songs, by Gace Brulé, Thibaut de Champagne, Etienne de Meaux, Colin Muset, Anonymous: "Volez-vous que je vous chant," "Bele Doette." Images from BnF fr 844, 20050, 846, 847, 24406, NAF 13521, fr. 14969, 24428, 412, 1444, 15213. Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal 5198, 3516. Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Reg. 1490.

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Songs and Miracles, by Gautier de Coinci. Images from BnF fr 22928, 25532, NAF, 24541.

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Cantigas de Santa Maria, from the court of Alfonso X. el Sabio (the Learned): Prologues A and B, Cantigas 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 16, 20, 34, 36, 42, 56, 74, 103, 122, 147, 148, 154, 159, 161, 162, 181, 185, 187, 189, according to the numbering of the Códice rico used for the CD-ROM. Images from the Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid: Biblioteca del Real Monasterio, b.I.2, San Lorenzo, Biblioteca del Real Monasterio, T.I.1 (Códice rico); Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 10069.

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Guillaume de Machaut, Remede de Fortune, abridged original text with facing-line English translation, recording of all the lyric inserts, with both 2-voice and 4-voice versions of the ballade "Dame de qui." Images from BnF fr 1586, 1584, 9221.

For a detailed listing of the monastic songs, the troubadour and trouvère songs, and the Remede de Fortune, see the Medieval Lyric materials.

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Robert Eisenstein, Project Director
Image: © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris

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