This site is my personal tribute to Marie de France, the first female French poet who wrote for the Norman-ruled British court in the 12th Century.
The premier site for Marie de France is found at the International Marie de France Society Web site [http://lecygne.org/]
To join the Marie de France discussion list visit https://lists.latech.edu/mailman/listinfo/lecygne-l
Puzzles (all in PDF format)
Marie Set To Music!
- MP3: "Marie de France, Prologue of the Lais" (5.9 MB)
Set to music by Lesl Harker. Credits: Arrangement/recording/newly translated sections: ©2002 Lesl Harker all world rights reserved. Translation from the Norman French partly by Lesl, with help from many others. Please see further song information for complete credits. All mistakes © Lesl Harker. Instrumentation: guitars, singing, flute, whistles, harmonium - Lesl. Music credits: adaptations of: the Breton hymn Meulomp Hirie A Vouez Uhel; Breton melody Me zo ganet é kreiz er mor (original melody by Jef Le Penven); traditional Welsh dance tune Hafoty Dafydd Owen (thanks Ceri Matthews, also for production suggestions).
- The entire Lai Chevrefoil is set to music by Istanpitta. You can buy the album at: www.istanpitta.com/