Born: c. 1237
Died: c. 1287
Nation of Origin: France
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.
46 rondets de carole
14 polyphonic rondeaux
At least 5 motets
La Chanson du roi de Sicile (The Song of the King of Sicily)
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.
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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Music in the Medieval World
by Albert Seay
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