This page contains a list of work published or in press relating to this project by members of the team.

Published work

Boogaart, Jacques: ‘Review of Guillaume de Machaut: Secretary, Poet, Musician by Elizabeth Eva Leach’, Music and Letters, xciii no. 3 (August, 2012), pp. 397-399.

—— ‘L’amant confus: interprétation du motet 2, Tous corps/De souspirant cuer/Suspiro, de Guillaume de Machaut.’ In La chanson de trouvères - formes, registres, genres -,  ed. Marie-Geneviève Grossel (Presses universitaires de Valenciennes: 2012).

Leo, Domenic: Images, Texts, and Marginalia in a “Vows of the Peacock” Manuscript (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library MS G24) With a Complete Concordance and Catalogue of Peacock Manuscripts (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2013). For a descriptive flyer from the publisher, see:

—— “The Pucellian School and the Rise of Naturalism: Style as Royal Signifier?” In Jean Pucelle: Innovation and Collaboration in Manuscript Painting, ed. Anna Russakoff and Kyunghee Pyun (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 147-167. For a descriptive flyer from the publisher, see:

An exploration of the patronage of Machaut MSC, with special attention to Bonne de Luxembourg, including a provisional checklist of manuscripts by the ‘Machaut artists’.

—— “The Beginning is the End: Machaut’s Prologue.” In Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, vol. 1: Text, Music and Image from Machaut to Ariosto, ed. Yolanda Plumley, Giuliano Di Bacco, and Stefano Jossa (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2011), pp. 96-112, with notes, pp. 233-240.

“Art Historical Commentary,” in A Facsimile of the Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript, dir. Lawrence Earp (DIAMM, 2014).

Palmer, R Barton: ‘Guillaume de Machaut and the Classical Tradition: Individual Talent and (Un)Communal Tradition.’ In A Companion to Guillaume de Machaut, eds Deborah McGrady and Jennifer Bain (Brill: 2012), chapter 12.

Plumley, Yolanda: ‘Lyrics With and Without: Guillaume de Machaut’s Compositional Reworking and the Case of Dame, se vous n’avez aperceü (Rondeau 13).’ In A Companion to Guillaume de Machaut, eds Deborah McGrady and Jennifer Bain (Brill: 2012), chapter 9.

Stone, Anne:  ‘Music Notation, Metaphor, and the Reification of Late Medieval Song.’ In Cantus Scriptus: Technologies of Medieval Song, eds Emma Dillon and Lynn Ransom (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2012), pp. 43-76. (Analysis of Rondeau 10 - Rose, liz.)

Publications in press

Leo, Domenic: ‘Illuminating the Jugement du roy de Behaingne and the Jugement du roy de Navarre’, ‘Image-Text rapports in the Remède de Fortune’, and ‘The Narrator’s Masculinity in the Fonteinne Amoureuse and Confort d’Ami’. In Guillaume de Machaut, Complete Works, vol. 1 The Jugement Series and vol. 2 The Boethian Poems, trans and eds R. Barton Palmer, Yolanda Plumley, and Anne Stone (The Medieval Institute, with TEAMS and METS, 2012). (Essays written to present art historical studies which will eventually accompany the entire iconographic program of MS A.)

Palmer, R. Barton: ‘Centrifugal Allusion and the Centripetal Text:The Example of Guillaume de Machaut.’ In Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vol 2: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Medieval Culture, eds Yolanda Plumley and Giuliano Di Bacco (University of Exeter Press, 2013).

Plumley, Yolanda: ‘Citational Practice in the Late Middle Ages.’ In The Cambridge History of Medieval Music eds Mark Everist and Thomas F. Kelly (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

—— ‘French Songs for the New Year, ca. 1380-1440.’ In The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music eds A.M. Busse Berger and J. Rodin (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

——‘Guillaume de Machaut Heads South: The Reception of French Songs in Italy.’ In Essays in Honor of Joe Connors (Florence, 2013).

Plumley, Yolanda and Uri Smilansky: ‘Béarn.’ In Europe: a Literary History, 1348-1418 ed. David Wallace (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Rose-Steel, Tamsyn: ‘The Playful Motet: From Montpellier to Machaut’, in Patterson, Serina, ed., Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming). (An examination of references games and game-playing in some motets, including literal mentions and the playful culture intimated by more oblique references.)

Stone, Anne:  ‘The Ars subtilior.’ In The Cambridge History of Medieval Music, eds Mark Everist and Tom Kelly (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

—— ‘Notation.’ In The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music, eds Anna Maria Busse Berger and Jesse Rodin (Cambridge University Press, 2013).



Fortune's Child

Out now on the Hyperion websiteFortune's Child is the most recent recording of Machaut's works from the Orlando Consort. As Fabrice Fitch of Gramophone notes, "five volumes in, Hyperion’s Machaut series shows no sign of running out of puff." Complimenting their performance, Fitch says "the Orlandos project and enunciate Machaut’s French so well that one rarely reaches for the printed text" and he is particularly impressed by Angus Smith's interpretation of 'Dou mal qui m'a longuement'. He further remarks, "as with previous volumes, the programming of this series is deeply impressive."

A Burning Heart

CD Cover Image for "Machaut: A Burning Heart" by the Orlando Consort

Available now from the Hyperion website, the Orlando Consort's latest CD, A Burning Heart, is already receiving critical acclaim. Blair Sanderson, writing for, describes the Consort's singing as "wonderfully evocative and full of medieval atmosphere." While Brian Wilson, for MusicWeb International, declares: "I doubt...if either Chaucer or Chrétien could have imagined anything better than the singing on this and the other Orlando Consort Machaut recordings."


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The Complete Poetry and Music of Guillaume de Machaut Volume 1 is out now!!!!

Volume 1: The Debate Poems is now available in print.

You can also enjoy the entire volume online via the Middle English Texts Website.

Edited and translated by R. Barton Palmer, with art historical commentary by Domenic Leo, and musical commentary by Uri Smilansky, the volume contains  Le Jugement dou Roy de Behaigne, Le Jugement dou Roy de Navarre, and Le Lay de Plour.




The Dart of Love

Available now from the Hyperion website, The Dart of Love is second in a series of recordings by the Orlando Consort of Machaut's music. It has already received critical acclaim:

The Orlando Consort perform these works with matchless purity of tone and clarity of diction. (Limelight, Australia)

The programme is nicely varied in mood and scoring, ranging from four-voice ballades and motets to a single-voice virelai, and every combination in between … a thoughtful essay by Anne Stone makes audible sense of the many connections between the pieces on this valuable, impressive recording. (Gramophone)

The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript

Full colour facsimile with introductory study by Lawrence Earp, Domenic Leo and Carla Shapreau. Preface by Christopher de Hamel

"It is a vast manuscript of royal luxury, 390 leaves of parchment, 314 mm. by 220 mm., illustrated with 118 enchanting miniatures by a workshop of court illuminators led by the Master of the Bible of Jean de Sy.They include pictures of gothic chivalry and romance, with mythology and natural history. Music is included on 235 pages of the manuscript, with almost the entire corpus of the ballades, lais and motets of Machaut, as well as his great polyphonic setting of the Mass, the four-part Messe de Nostre-Dame.The manuscript has never before been photographed in its entirety or reproduced in colour."

"Vol. 1 introductory study (225 pages colour/mono), vol. 2 facsimile (789 full colour pages) on 150gsm matt art paper. Full size reproduction, hard bound in buckram, presented in hard slipcover."

Available now from DIAMM Publications.

The Art of Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut by Yolanda Plumley

Available now from Oxford University Press

"Presents the first detailed exploration of citational practices in the song-writing tradition of fourteenth-century France. The first monograph-length study on the Ars nova chanson with new evidence about the emergence of the new polyphonic chanson. Provides new evidence about the circle of poets and composers who engaged with Machaut and created a new style of poetry and song. Explores little studied collections of lyrics and songs of the period and provides fresh insights and perspectives on Machaut's works."



New Voir Dit CD

Available now from the Hyperion website.

This new CD from the acclaimed Orlando Consort showcases songs from Machaut's Livre dou Voir Dit (‘Book of the True Tale’). The recording was inspired by collaborative work between our project team and the Orlando Consort who have been trialling the new edition being produced. You can watch a video of the consort discussing their recording on YouTube.

It has already received critical acclaim: David Fallows for Gramophone writes:

To my ears, this is a dream team, with the enormously experienced Donald Greig and Angus Smith alongside ...Matthew Venner and Mark Dobell, who display the most magnificent articulation of the texts alongside the understanding of the lines gained from their senior colleagues...always dead in tune, always beautifully balanced...the unforgettable track here is Angus Smith performing the 'Lay de Bon Esperance', over 20 minutes of unaccompanied solo singing...He's terrific.