Songs of the Troubadours and Trouveres-1st Ed. With CD--Rare and Essential

BookDescription: New York and London, Garland Publishing, 1998, Garland Reference Library for the Humanities, Volume 1740. With C.D. 378 pages including index. Pictorial boards. In new condition. This highly reviewed collection, now out of print, contains a representative selection of lyric compositions by the poet-musicians of 12th- and 13th-century France: the Provencal troubadours of the south - the originators of "courtly love" - and their northern counterparts, the trouveres. Included are the lyrics, the music, and brief biographies of the composers and singers. Using both musicological and philological expertise, the collection is a valuable resource for musical performers and students of early poetry. The audio CD has recordings of 12 pieces from the anthology. An indispensible resource tool for any student of the Middle Ages, either in literature or music history. An expensive book when it first appeared, copies today, when you can find them, range in price from $150-250.