Marcabru

Marcabru

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Marcabru's music is some of the earliest extant music from a person who was a troubadour: hence, some of the earliest surviving music in the Western world. It is very likely that he was a contemporary of Cercamon and most of the information pertinent to Marcabru's life is contained in the words of his texts. He was able to compose generously while in service to the court of Guillaume X of Acquitaine. When Guillaume died Marcabru expressed his remorse in the content of his `chans... Read more

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