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Profile of Moniot d'Arras

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Born:

Uncertain, but it is noted that he was actively working around 1213-1239

Birthplace:

France

Died:

Uncertain

Also known as:

He was a composer and troubadour; poets and musicians from France who were hired by aristocrats or were aristocrats themselves.

Type of Compositions:

He wrote sacred and secular monophonic songs.

Selected Works:

About 15 monophonic chansons and 2 religious songs. Most of his works were addressed to nobles and spoke of courtly love. His most famous piece is "Ce fut en mai."

Interesting Fact:

He served in the Abbey of Northern France as a monk.

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