Baudouin des Auteus

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Baudouin des Auteus (Latin: Balduinus de Altaribus) was a Picard trouvère of the early thirteenth century, probably from Autheux near Doullens.[1] Unfortunately, "the two works attributed to him are both of disputed authorship."[2]

The song M'ame et mon cors doing a celi is recorded with two different melodies, one in the manuscript tradition of BnF F-Pa 5198 and another in the Chansonnier du Roi and Noailles Chansonnier. The latter melody is non-repetitive, while the poem is isometric. The other song ascribed by some manuscripts to Baudouin is Avril ne mai, froidure ne let tans. It too is isometric, decasyllabic, and having eight-line stanzas. Though it is also attributed to Gace Brulé, the attribution to Baudouin is more likely.[3]

It was once suggested that Baudouin des Auteus was the same Baudouin that participated in some jeux partis with Theobald I of Navarre, but this is dubious.


  1. ^ François-Xavier Féghali (1875), "Baudouin des Auteus, ou des Autheux," Dictionnaire des noms, surnoms et pseudonymes latins de l'histoire littéraire du Moyen Age (1100 à 1530), Alfred Franklin, ed. (Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie).
  2. ^ Theodore Karp, "Baudouin des Auteus," Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online (accessed 20 September 2008).
  3. ^ Theodore Karp (1962), "Borrowed Material in Trouvère Music," Acta Musicologica, 34(3), 98.