Le livre de la deablerie
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Le livre de la deablerie (1508) is a poem by Eloy d'Amerval (fl. 1455 – 1508).
King Louis XII granted him explicit permission for its publication, and also granted him special payment for many years of service.
The poem recounts a dialogue between Satan and Lucifer, in which their nefarious plotting of future evil deeds is interrupted periodically by the author, who among other accounts of earthly and divine virtue, records useful information on contemporary musical practice. In addition to listing musical instruments, he lists who he considers to be the great composers of the time: they are residents of Paradise in his poem, even though several were still alive in 1508, the date of its composition. A portion reads:
- La sont les grans musiciens ...
- Comme Dompstable et du Fay ...
- Et plusiers aultres gens de bien:
- Robinet de la Magdalaine,
- Binchoiz, Fedé, Jorges et Hayne,
- Le Rouge, Alixandre, Okeghem,
- Bunoiz, Basiron, Barbingham,
- Louyset, Mureau, Prioris,
- Jossequin, Brumel, Tintoris.