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Conon de Béthune

A People from france trouvere from Bethune whose chansons indicate that he readied himself for the 3rd crusade. Chastelain de Couci might have been an acquaintance of Conon which is fairly sure that Conon particiapted in the 4th crusade and even was present through the seige of Constantinople; he was also evidently present in the crowning of Baldwin IX. Features of his music consist of well balanced meters with ten syllables towards the collection. Patterns of repetition and variants of melodic motifs (e.g. AA’) can be found in Conon’s music. His strategies served as themes for additional troubadors.

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