Adam, de La Halle
Adam de la Halle (1245–50 – 1285–8/after 1306) was a French poet-composer trouvère. Among the few medieval composers to write both monophonic and polyphonic music, in this respect he has been considered both a conservative and progressive composer, resulting in a complex legacy: he cultivated admired representatives of older trouvère genres, but also experimented with newer dramatic works. Adam represented the final generation of the trouvère tradition and "has long been regarded as one of the most important musical and literary figures of thirteenth-century Europe".
Adam's literary and musical works include chansons and jeux-partis (poetic debates) in the style of the trouvères; polyphonic rondel and motets in the style of early liturgical polyphony; and a musical play, Jeu de Robin et Marion (c. 1282–83), which is considered the earliest surviving secular French play with music. He was a member of the Confrérie des jongleurs et bourgeois d'Arras, a fraternity of jongleurs.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-15594||10-in.||9/21/1926||Robins m'aime||Raymond Dixon||Male vocal solo, with harp and lute||composer|
|Victor||B-15594||10-in.||1/14/1915||Robins m'aime||Raymond Dixon||Male vocal solo, with harp and lute||composer|
|Victor||CS-87089||12-in.||1/18/1935||Robin loves me—Part 1||Bruce Carey||Vocal chorus, with piano||composer|
|Columbia (U.K.)||WL2248||10-in.||5/1/1930||Ce fut en mai : Pastourelle||Andrée Gastoué ; René Michaux ; Mlle. Pironnay||Female vocal solo, with viola d'amour||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Adam, de La Halle," accessed December 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102167.
Adam, de La Halle. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102167.
"Adam, de La Halle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 December 2023.
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