Jean de Muris

Muris, Jean de. Article #17. Vol 8, pg 431.

Jean de Muris (1290-1351) was a French philosopher who was a champion for the new musical style of the 14th century.  He must have really been digging the new scene, because at age 29, he wrote a famous piece entitled “The Art of the New Music”.

0017-Muris-RhinestoneKnightThat’s the historical stuff.  Here’s the speculative.  A list of all of the hip new music of the 14th century has been lost to us, so we can only imagine what sort of tunes Jean and his buddies were into.  Me, I think there were likely some great classics, like “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Chartres”, “Stand By Your Dauphin”, and (of course) “Rhinestone Chevalier”.

“Muris, Jean de.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. 2010. Vol 8, pg 431.

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