minstrel: Re: minstrel Digest, Vol 9, Issue 3 troubadours
Linette at epix.net
Sun Jul 10 17:42:08 PDT 2005
At 03:29 PM 7/8/2005 -0600, you wrote:
>I'm want to buy a book that has a collection of troubador songs with
>printed music and lyrics. I can find books of lyrics, and I can find a
>few scattered songs with music and lyrics in a collection of other music,
>but I want a comprehensive troubador music collection. Have you any
>titles to suggest?
Many too many songs in a number of collections for anything to be truly
comprehensive, but some books have a fair showing of the field:
Most of my suggestions would be fairly expensive, so I would advise you
investigate Inter-library Loan instead of purchasing.
"A Medieval Songbook: Troubadour and Trouvere" by Fletcher Collins and
others. Melodies in modern notation, chord suggestions, and strict
(unmetered and unrhymed) translations. This is available on ABE for $80
but ILL is your friend. :)
Also by Fletcher Collins, "Troubadour and Trouvere Songs in Singable
English," which is two volumes ($20 each) of melodies with english
metrical, lyrical translations of the original language. Cool books, but
unfortunately the author passed away recently. They may, repeat may, be
available still from http://www.scholaantiqua.net/ or other sources.
"Songs of the Troubadours and Trouveres: An Anthology of Poems and
Melodies" by Samuel Rosenberg is a very nice book, lots of songs, but I
remember it was a bit spendy back when I got it and now it's listed at
Amazon as $135.00. Ouch!
"Chanter M'estuet: Songs of the Trouveres" is also a good book, also by
Samuel Rosenberg and others. No longer available from the publisher, ABE
lists it for around $40.
Online, <http://brassy.club.fr/PartMed/Partmed.html> has a good selection
of troubadour and trouvere music and lyrics. Unfortunately the midi's no
longer seem to work for me. I'm not sure what's wrong or even if it's a
problem with only my computer.
Hope this helps you some!
Linette de Gallardon
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