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Douce Dame Jolie was composed in the C14th by Guillaume de Machaut who lived between and around the area of Rheims in. Title: Douce Dame Jolie. Composer: Guillaume de Machaut. Date of request: Requested by: Claudia Royston. Additional notes: I.

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Douce dame jolie, virelai for voice

Introspection Late Night Partying. There is no hope of recovery so he requests an honourable end from his enemy.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. The words are short and evenly balanced, almost conversational but the musical momentum of the piece drives them on in an unrelenting torrent towards an unsatisfactory conclusion.

The Art of Roland Hayes. Again, the tempo of the music and circular motion of the melody assist the impression of being machajt up in something that the poet is incapable of breaking free from. This reflects a quasi-religious quality in secular medieval music which goes to the core of the sentiments being jopie. Divine love and secular love brought together by the same composer and expressed through the vehicle of music. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Retrieved from ” https: Email required Address never made public.


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Writing in the style known as Ars Nova ‘New Art’, to distinguish it from Ars Antiqua, or ‘Old Art’he is largely responsible for the establishment of the fixed musical and literary secular forms of the fourteenth century. The same suggestion of a never-ending, pitiless tempo runs through the song. It is an example of jolif genre known as the virelai, one of the fixed formes of the fourteenth century the others were the ballade and the rondeau.

La Camerata de Paris: Reblogged this on aeolianmuse39 and commented: Douce Dame Jolie was composed in the C14th by Guillaume de Machaut who lived between and around the area of Rheims in France. This is a relatively early work of Machaut’s, dating from the time of his patronage by John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia.

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The song is a virelaibelonging doude the style ars novaand is one of the most often heard medieval tunes today.

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Grinning cadavers catch hold of the hands in a vice-like grip, doouce their victims around and around as they drag them down into the waiting pits. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.


The poet dake caught up in a dance of love that he fears will kill him but he is unable to break free. The Dance Macabre became a potent symbol in art of the relentlessness of the plague. This derives from the traditions of courtly love and the troubadors where feudal obligations between men were mirrored in service and unquestioning loyalty to an unobtainable lady.

Gothic Music in Bohemia 13thth Century.

Machaut: Douce dame jolie

Machaut was the most famous and represented composer of the fourteenth century. Ars nova Intabulation Virelai. You want it to stop, to take a breath and step back but it whirls you around again til you lose balance and start to feel disorientated. Streams Videos All Posts.

The beloved becomes a sickness, an adversary who is aware of the torment they cause but offers no respite souce relief. Alas, I am left begging For hope and relief; For my joy is at its end Without your compassion. He poet laments and sighs with the pangs of love as the pace of the music begins to take hold of the listener.