We are now getting to the heart of Ars Nova with Guillaume de Machaut, who also has the most surviving works. Mainly due to his own money spent in making copies of his works and distributing them around Europe as was then. Bearing in mind that a single book could cost as much as building a house this cost him a fortune. Fortunately he was also abbot of several Monasteries in France so had a work force to call upon. He also shows the poet straying fully into composition with more than one part.
Here is the Fourth of the examples. These 15 examples are the ones given at the back of 100 Ballades, Rondeaux and Virelais. By Nigel Wilkins briefly reviewed above. Enjoy