Moniot d'Arras

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Moniot d'Arras (fl. ca. 1225) was a French composer and poet of the trouvère tradition.[1] He was a monk ("Moniot" is a diminutive for monk) of the abbey of Arras in northern France; the area was at the time a center of trouvère activity, and his contemporaries included Adam de la Halle and Colin Muset.[2] His songs were all monophonic in the tradition of pastoral romance and courtly love; he also wrote religious songs. About fifteen of his secular songs, and two religious songs, survive; his most famous song is Ce fut en mai.[3]


  1. ^ Moniot d'Arras Archived 2008-11-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Entry, trouvere, in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
  3. ^ Denis Stephens, A History of Song (W. W. Norton & Company, 1970; ISBN 0-393-00536-4), p. 28