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  • Record Number: 7003
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Leach , Elizabeth Eva.
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  • Title: Fortune's Demesne: The Interrelation of Text and Music in Machaut's "Il mest avis" (B22), "De Fortune" (B23), and Two Related Anonymous Balades [The author deals in part with the female character who speaks in "De Fortune." She is losing her "doulz ami" because Fortune (also female) is unreliable. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Early Music History 19, ( 2000): Pages 47 - 79.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Balade, Literary Genre Female Voice in Literature Guillaume de Machaut, Poet- De Fortune Literature- Verse Music Sources Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Five Figures. Figure One, The texts of B22, B23 and Anonymous PR, fol. 56v. Figure Two (marked in article as Example 1) Musical Figure in (a) B22 (B section opening), (b) B23 (A section opening) and (c) "Dame qui fust" (B section opening). Figure Three (marked in article as Example 2) Quotations from B22 in "Se je ne suy's" B section: (a) "Se je ne suy" (B section) (b) B22, bars 35-7, (c) B22, bars 18-22; (d) B22, bars 13-15; (e) B22, end of line 7, (f) B22, final cadence, (g) "Se je ne suy," opening compared with B22, bars 44-6 (Refrain). Continued on page 72. Figure Four (marked in article as Example 3) shared text and music in (a) "Se je ne suy" and (b) "Il mest avis." Figure Five (marked in article as Figure 2) The texts of B22, B23, and Anonymous PR, fol. 83r.
  • Table: One Table. The musical segmentation of the poetic text (B22, first stanza).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Bristol
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02611279
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