"En Remirant Vo Douce Pourtraiture"

circa 1370

Why is it canonical?

This work is an example of the Ars Subtilior style, distinct from the Ars Nova style that characterized the preceding musical period. This ballade features rhythmic complexity not seen again in mainstream music for centuries, and would have been popularized at the court of the Avignon pope during the Great Schism.

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A manuscript of an Ars Subtilior piece


En remirant vo douce pourtraiture