Only in the third song ("Alba, from Langue d'Oc
") does the piano punctuate the vocal line, illustrating the call of the nightingale.
Most of the literary contextualization, as well as the editorial choice to divide the text into tableaux, draw directly on Nadine Henrard's Le theatre religieux medieval en langue d'oc
(1998), rather than providing an original interpretation.
As a genre, the pastorela originated in the langue d'oc
tradition of lyric poetry.
It would have been helpful to provide translations of at least some of these samples, as well as some comments on the linguistic features distinguishing langue d'oil, langue d'oc
, and franco-provencal.