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The members of medieval music ensemble Trobár talk all things medieval.

Trobár Talks Trobár - Allison Monroe, Elena Mullins, Karin Weston

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The members of medieval music ensemble Trobár talk all things medieval.

    Let's Sing Chant with Conrad von Zabern

    Let's Sing Chant with Conrad von Zabern

    In this episode we take a tour through Conrad von Zabern's 15th c. treatise on singing chant, "De modo bene cantandi choralem cantum." Von Zabern's exhortations are entertaining and still relevant today!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/trobarmedieval)

    • 52 min
    the David McCormick episode

    the David McCormick episode

    This month we chat with our friend and colleague, David McCormick. David is the Executive Director of Early Music America, the Artistic Director of Early Music Access Project, a beautiful vielle player, and an overall delightful human being. We get to hear all about how he came to early music, and what his hopes and dreams are for the field.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/trobarmedieval)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pizan's Pastourelle

    Pizan's Pastourelle

    In this episode we discuss the poetic pastourelle genre popular with 13th c. French trouvères, and read excerpts from Christine de Pizan's longer narrative pastourelle, the Dit de la pastoure (Tale of the Shepherdess). Medieval pastourelles all begin with the same setup: a knight encounters a shepherdess while he's out riding. The stories play out in a variety of ways, but there is a consistent undertone of potential sexual violence, which is often realized in the narrative conclusion. While the tale is typically told from the perspective of the knight, Christine gives the shepherdess narrative control. She's a fully fleshed out character, with a sense of purpose and with aspirations that are upended by her encounter with the knight. Due to the sensitive topic and brief graphic description of rape that comes up in our introduction to the genre, we've decided to classify this episode as explicit. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/trobarmedieval)

    • 59 min

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