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November 19, 2013

The capture of Louis IX

Dear all,

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Congratulations to everyone on a great start!

There is an interesting song by a troubadour lamenting the disastrous failure of Louis IX's first crusade, when he was captured at Mansurah in Egypt in April 1250. You can look at it on <>, along with translation and explanatory details. The musical model for this was almost certainly a love-song by the troubadour Peirol. As far as I know no-one has ever transcribed the melody, but it can be found on a 14th-c. manuscript known as R (Paris, Bilbiothèque Nationale française, 22543): see the attached photo. In a concert it might make a nice contrast to songs of the earlier period (or you might have other ideas of what to do with it). You could have a go at transcribing it from the ms., ignoring the words, since these are Peirol's, but fitting the notes to Austorc's text.


Louis XI

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