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date: 17 September 2019

Solagelocked

  • Yolanda Plumley

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(fl late 14th century). Composer, probably French. Ten French-texted songs, all but one of which are unica, are ascribed to Solage in the Chantilly codex (F-CH 564); a further two songs may be attributed to him on stylistic grounds. He is therefore the best-represented composer in the Chantilly manuscript. Texts of some of his songs suggest that he worked close to the French royal court: S’aincy estoit praises Jean, Duke of Berry, while Calextone qui fut and Corps femenin allude to the wedding of a ‘Cathelline’, possibly Catherine, sister of Charles VI of France, who in 1386 married the son of the Duke of Berry, or Catherine, granddaughter of Philippe, Duke of Burgundy, who was born in 1393. The pun on the name ‘Jaquete’ found in Pluseurs gens may be a reference to another of Philippe’s granddaughters, Jacqueline (b 1401), who was betrothed to the dauphin in ...

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Chantilly, Musée Condé
Early Music
Musica disciplina
Revue belge de musicologie
Archiv für Musikwissenschaft
Early Music History
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