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The Medieval Lyric, a set of Anthologies and compact discs, and Teaching Medieval Lyric with Modern Technology, a CD-ROM application, offer to interested colleagues a variety of materials for the teaching of medieval song. These materials include recordings of the songs, modern musical and textual transcriptions and facing English translations, selected readings for pronunciation, and related manuscript images. Brief commentaries and longer essays by noted scholars show how the materials can be adapted to different types of courses.

The repertories stretch from the 11th to the 14th centuries and include monastic songs from Saint Martial of Limoges; troubadour and trouvère songs; songs and miracles by Gautier de Coinci (in Teaching Medieval Lyric with Modern Technology only); Guillaume de Machaut, Remede de Fortune; songs from Germany and England (in The Medieval Lyric only); and selected Cantigas of Alfonso X, the Learned (in Teaching Medieval Lyric with Modern Technology only).

The specialists who have participated in the elaboration of the materials are listed under "Staff."

All songs included in the materials have been recorded by outstanding artists in the field. The names of these artists may be found under "Performers."

The high-quality digital recordings were produced for the programs. They are consequently fully coordinated with texts, translations, and, for the CD-ROM, with manuscript images.

In addition to description of the materials themselves, and an ORDER FORM, this web site will offer information on recordings and recent bibliography in the field as well as links to other sites of interest, which may be accessed by clicking on "Other resources" and "Links."

Queries, comments, or requests for technical assistance may be sent to:

Robert Eisenstein,




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

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