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Chanson (Fr.: ‘song’)locked

  • Nigel Wilkins,
  • David Fallows,
  • Howard Mayer Brown
  •  and Richard Freedman


Any lyric composition set to French words; more specifically, a French polyphonic song of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. In a general sense the word ‘chanson’ refers to a wide variety of compositions: the monophonic songs of the Middle Ages ( seeTroubadours, trouvères...

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