minstrel: Douce dame jolie

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Sun Sep 10 09:35:43 PDT 2006


On Sat, Sep 09, 2006 at 08:58:06PM -0700, Stephen Fryer wrote:

> Does anyone know when Machaut's "Douce dame jolie" was written?
> Obviously sometime between 1300 and 1377, but I was hoping to narrow it
> down a little more.

A few of Machaut's bigger compositions are known to have dates, but
this one appears in a bunch of his manuscripts, so I wouldn't be
surprised if there is no date attached to it.

See:

http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/composers/machaut.html

-- Gregory



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