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Example 6 Guillaume de Machaut Double Ballade

Here is Example 6, and here Guillaume de Machaut is really showing off, he has a double ballade, where he has two songs going at the same time, some of these double and triple ballades could even be in different languages for the songs. Maybe a forerunner of Ars Subtilior where things get even more complicated.

These 15 videos are the examples at the back of a book by Nigel Wilkins, called One Hundred Ballades, Rondeaux and Virelais recently read by me. Here is the Sixth one by Guillaume De Machaut, a Ballade ‘Quant Thesus Hercules et Jason’.

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