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Pierrekin de la Coupelelocked

  • Theodore Karp

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(fl 1240–60). French trouvère. Probably a native of the Pas-de-Calais area now designated Coupelle-Vieille and Coupelle-Neuve, Pierrekin addressed Je chant en aventure to a count of Soissons, probably Jehan (‘le Bon et le Bègue’) of Nesle, brother of the trouvère Raoul de Soissons. A poor poet, Pierrekin is credited with six works, three of which survive with music. The most interesting of the melodies is the non-strophic setting of ...

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Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
[flourished]