Berenguier de Palazol [Parazol, Pararol, Pararols, Palaol, Palaiol, Palon]
- Ian R. Parker
[Parazol, Pararol, Pararols, Palaol, Palaiol, Palon]
(b ?Palol, nr Elna [Elne]; fl 12th century). Troubadour. He is traditionally considered to be one of the first Catalan troubadours. He was born in the comté of Roussillon, and was in the service of Jaufre III, Count of Roussillon, who died in 1164. Although names similar to Berenguier’s appear in documents between 1196 and 1209, it seems that the name was fairly common, so these may not be references to the troubadour. 12 of his poems have survived, eight of which have melodies transmitted by a single manuscript, F-Pn fr.22543, f.36–7. The melodies are in a simple style but only four are in a conventional AAB or through-composed form. Domna, si totz temps vivia consists of ten heptasyllabic lines grouped into three sections: abba cca dda. This division is followed by the music which progressively varies the opening section: ABCD B¹C¹D¹ B²C²D². A similar technique is found in ...