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Adam de la Halle (Composer)

Born: c. 1240, Arras, France

Died: c. 1286, ? Naples, Italy

Nationality: French

Adam de la Halle also known as Adam le Bossu (Adam the Hunchback), was a French trouvère, poet and musician. Adam's literary and musical works include chansons and jeux-partis (poetic debates) in the style of the trouvères; polyphonic rondel and motets in the style of early liturgical polyphony; and a musical play, Jeu de Robin et Marion (c. 1282–83), which is considered the earliest surviving secular French play with music. He was a member of the Confrérie des jongleurs et bourgeois d'Arras.

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