Jehannot de l'Escurel

(? - 1304)

French poet and composer. Worked in Paris, where he was executed for an unknown offence. All but one of his thirty-four surviving pieces are monophonic; the exception is A vous douce debonaire, a 3-part rondeau in conductus style after Adam de la Halle which closely resembles some of the music of the Roman de Fauvel, whose source is the same manuscript. His monophonic pieces, found in an alphabetically arranged but incomplete songbook, follow the ideas of Petrus die Cruce as to melody and notation, and use the formes fixes of rondeau, virelai and ballade, showing that these were well established by c.1300.

A Partial Jehannot de l'Escurel Discography  |  II. The Central Middle Ages  |  IIC: Early Polyphony before 1300 | IID: The Ars Nova In France