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Adam de la Halle


Who is Adam de la Halle?

Adam de la Halle, also known as Adam le Bossu was a French-born trouvère, poet and musician, whose literary and musical works include chansons and jeux-partis in the style of the trouveres, polyphonic rondel and motets in the style of early liturgical polyphony, and a musical play, "Jeu de Robin et Marion", which is considered the earliest surviving secular French play with music. He was a member of the Confrérie des jongleurs et bourgeois d'Arras.

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Google previewIn Search of the Medieval Voice (2009)

Expressions of Identity in the Middle Ages by Lorna Bleach, Katariina Närä, Sian Prosser

However, Adam de la Halle is a complicated historical character, and is hard to classify in simple terms. The links that connect him to the University are not enough to conclude that composers of motets had to be students of the Faculty of Arts ...

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