Jehan Bodel

(c.1165 - 1210)

Troubadour from Provence, who lived and worked in Arras. His extant works include the text of a Jeu de St Nicolas,possibly to be sung to existing tunes, which ends with a Te Deum; five pastourellesfor which music does survive, and a fine 'congés' in which he says farewell to home and friends when leaving to minister to lepers in a hospital.

IIA: Troubadours, Trouvères and Minnesingers