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Adam de la Halle (composer)


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.

  • also known as Adam the Hunchback; Adam le Bossu; Halle, de la, Adam; Adam
  • born in Arras
  • nationality: France
  • education: University of Paris
  • profession: Composer, poet
  • died in (727 years ago) in Naples
  • albums: "Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion", "Le Jeu de Robin et Marion (Ensemble Perceval feat. conductor: Guy Robert)"
  • written works: "Jeu de Robin et Marion", "The play of madness"

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