The Du Chemin Lost Voices Project explores a repertory of some 380 polyphonic chansons from sixteenth-century France, sustaining conversations among scholars, teachers, students, and performers about Renaissance style. Using a systematic thesaurus of musical conventions, we have built a collaborative digital workspace where users can explore the repertory and compare proposed reconstructions of missing voice parts in dozens of Renaissance songs.
During the 2014 Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music at Birmingham, we will hold a workshop on these and other ‘lost voices’ of Renaissance polyphony.
Here you can find various files (in PDF format) to be used during the workshop:
- The Complete Handout
- Cover Page and Contents
- Controlled Vocabulary Summary (from the Du Chemin Thesaurus)
- Sample Analysis: DC0922 Text, Translation, Score, and Markup
- Short Guide to Reconstruction (from the Du Chemin Dossier)
- Chanson DC1417 for Reconstruction: Text, Score, and Proposed Reconstructions
- Chanson DC1605 for Reconstruction: Text, Score, and Proposed Reconstructions