Halle, Adam de la

Period: Medieval

Born: c. 1237

Died: c. 1287

Nation of Origin: France

Major Works:
His Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion, (Play of Robin and Marion) in 1285 led to the birth of Opèra Comique. He also composed motets and other forms. He performed as a trouvère.
36 chansons
46 rondets de carole
18 jeux-partis
14 polyphonic rondeaux
At least 5 motets
La Chanson du roi de Sicile (The Song of the King of Sicily)

Other Information:
Born in Arras, France. Died in Naples, Italy. He was a musician and poet in the court of Count d'Artois. Adam de la Halle is one of the earliest authors of French secular theater.

General Bibliography:
Reese, Gustave, Music in the Middle Ages : With an Introduction on the Music of Ancient Times, W.W. Norton & Company, October 1940, ISBN: 0393097501

Sachs, Curt, The Rise of Music in the Ancient World, W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188

Seay, Albert, Music in the Medieval World, W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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