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Singer-Songwriting I: Poems of Courtly Love from Iberia to the German North
Terms in this set (16)
A traveling poet and musician in what is now Southern France through the 11th-13th centuries
Provencal for "song", specifically the love song of the Troubadour
Fin' amors (courtly love)
French for "refined love," or courtly love, the self-professed subject of the troubadour love song (canso).
Provencal for "pastoral"; a troubadour courtly song affecting a mock-popular style, depicting a conversation between a knight and a shepherdess.
Provencal for "juggler", a singer-entertainer of a lower class, later called a minstrel. Memorized the work of noble poets and developed some creative facility, but lacked courtly patronage and functioned as itinerant wits
brief troubadour and trobairitz biographies typically contained in their song collections (chansonniers)
A debate song in the Troubadour and trouvere repertoire, characterized by a discussion about love and other subjects, depicted as an exchange between two or more participants; on occasion a joint composition by two or more poets
From Provencal, "closed form"; difficult troubadour poetry, eventually died off because of how complex and exclusive it was
Chansons de geste (songs of deeds)
a lyrical poem sung to short melodic formulas by the trouveres
a short piece of sacred choral music, typically polyphonic and unaccompanied, as the motet evolved, the tenor (chant) voice remained slower and the polytextual upper parts focused on both religious or secular subjects
French Medieval round dance song setting; typically a 13-line poem broken into three stanzas, set to only two musical phrases
main narrative genre of Romantic folk poetry; a sung narrative poem, typically included dramatic dialogue between humans and supernatural beings that ended in disaster
a form of medieval French poetry and music, consisting of 3 stanzas with a refrain before and after each stanza
three chief poetic forms used for late Medieval songs: the ballade, rondeau, and virelai
German for "love song"; specifically, settings composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, modeled on the troubadour courtly love songs.
a) Describe Eleanor's role in the development court etiquette - the main topic of troubadour song. b) Describe some of the ways that she maintained her status in a male-dominated power structure.
- Eleanor was a woman with a lot of power, knew how to protect herself
- Due to family hierarchy and lack of brothers, Eleanor inherited Aquitaine along with 7 other countries
- married simply to protect her status and power
- when she married the second time, she assisted her son's revolt against the king and convinced her other sons to join
- when Eleanor's song became King of England, Eleanor ruled under his name
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