The manuscript numbered 844 in the Bibliothèque nationale de France is also known as the “Manuscrit du Roi,” or “King's Manuscript,” after the collection of songs by the trouvère Thibaut, king of Navarre, appended to it. It includes some 600 songs in various genres by many of the best-known composers of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in Old French, Old Occitan, and Latin, as well as a number of instrumental dances. We present a diverse array of works from this fascinating collection.
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All Sine Nomine concerts this season take place at Trinity College Chapel, 6 Hoskin Avenue. The Chapel (1955), “a lovely example of perpendicular Gothic,” is the work of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880–1960), the architect of Liverpool Cathedral, the Cambridge University Library, and the famous British red telephone boxes. It is a most evocative neo-medieval space, and aurally and visually perfect for the performance of medieval music. The Chapel is located on the St George Campus of the University of Toronto, between St George Street and Queen's Park, within easy walking distance of both Museum and St George stations (map: https://tinyurl.com/y9c8fb9f).