minstrel: Re: unicorn song

Stephen Fryer sfryer at prcn.org
Tue Jun 28 00:24:37 PDT 2005


Anna von Silvenhain wrote:

> I would say, it is SCA,
> can't remember _any_ period song with _unicorns_ in
> it.
> But am not sure, though.

Well, there is at least one Trouvere song that refers to the unicorn 
legend: "Aussi comme unicorne sui," by Thibaut de Champagne, Roi de 
Navarre.  The song was given by Grocheio in the late 13th c. as one of 
the prime examples of a "cantus coronatus" or song in the "high style."

Stephen of Hunmanby




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