Poem written to be declaimed with the luth. The music writing follows the words, as in plain chant. There are polyphonic pieces as well as solo pieces.
France, 16th century.
Main interpreters today
Pierre Guédron, Claude Lejeune, Antoine Boësset, Pierre Moulinié
Example to hear and see
Photo : Pierre Guédron playing luth in the piece “Adorable Princesse”
Post written and published by Françoise Delsaux (Arpege Music Software Development)