Online Machaut Resources

Je Chant Ung Chant

A searchable archive of 14th-century lyrics, including many by Machaut, developed by members if the current project as part of a previous AHRC-funded project. Work is ongoing to add more texts to the archive, and we anticipate around 250 additional Machaut lyrics being added by Spring 2013.

Manuscript Studies in an Interoperable Digital Environment

As part of a larger scale project whose aim is to produce research based on emerging technologies in the field of digital manuscript studies, Deborah McGrady and Benjamin Albritton are examining representations of Machaut's authorship. The above link provides a list of online Machaut manuscripts.

International Machaut Society

The IMS is a scholarly organisation that brings together academics and performers from all over the Machaut Studies community.

Medieval Song Network

Founded in 2009, The Medieval Song Network has a strong interdisciplinary approach to research into medieval song. It unites sholars from all over the globe whose interests lie in literature, music, linguistics, paleography and other areas.


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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 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."