Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1965
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Curtis , Liane.
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  • Title: Christine de Pizan and "Dueil Angoisseux" [When Christine de Pizan began her literary carrier, writing the "Cent Ballades," she exploited her widow's status, writing in terms of lamentation and long suffering; these were supposed to come naturally to women, especially to widows, removed by misfortune from contamination though sexual activity; "Dueil Angoisseux" was one of these ballades; the poem, an expressions of a widow's grief, was set to music by Binchois (Gilles); both Christine's text and Binchois' music exploit effectively a topic, suffering, in which women were believed to be superior to men; the Appendix presents the French text of "Dueil Angoisseux" along with an English translation].
  • Source: Gender, Sexuality, and Early Music.  Edited by Todd M. Borgerding.  Routledge, 2002.  Pages 265 - 282.
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  • Article Type: Music Score
  • Subject (See Also): Binchois, Gilles, Composer Christine de Pizan, Poet- Cent Ballades d'Amant et de Dame Lament, Literary Genre Literature- Verse Music Pain and Suffering Widows
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Five Figures. Figure One Gilles Binchois, Music for "Dueil angoisseux," superius and tenor, opening phrase. Figure Two Gilles Binchois, Music for "Dueil angoisseux," theoretical monophonic conflation of superius and tenor. Figure Three Guillaume Dufay, Music for "Helas mon dueil," superius. Figure Four Gilles Joye, Music for "Mercy mon dueil," superius. Figure Five John Bedyngham, Music for Missa Dueil angoisseux, "Dona nobis pacem."
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  • Author's Affiliation: Brandeis University
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English;French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815333943
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