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Early Printed Music and Material Culture in Central and Western Europe

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ISBN 9781032000640
January 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
356 Pages 93 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book presents a varied and nuanced analysis of the dynamics of the printing, publication, and trade of music in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries across Western and Northern Europe. Chapters consider dimensions of music printing in Britain, the Holy Roman Empire, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy, showing how this area of inquiry can engage a wide range of cultural, historical and theoretical issues. From the economic consequences of the international book trade to the history of women music printers, the contributors explore the nuances of the interrelation between the materiality of print music and cultural, aesthetic, religious, legal, gender and economic history. Engaging with the theoretical turns in the humanities towards material culture, mobility studies and digital research, this book offers a wealth of new insights that will be relevant to researchers of early modern music and early print culture alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction: music among the bibliographic disciplines

Kate van Orden




1 The pioneers of mensural music printing in German-speaking lands:
networks and type repertoria

Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl

2 Printed music papers: research opportunities and challenges

John Milsom




3 Musical editions for the Protestant churches of Strasbourg until the end of the Interim (1555)

Beat Föllmi

4 Reading the Melopoiae (1507): a search for its owners and users

Elisabeth Giselbrecht



Music printing at Wittenberg

5 Power and ambition: Georg Rhau’s strategies for music publishing

Moritz Kelber

6 Three Libri missarum of early Lutheran Germany: some reflections on their repertory

Carlo Bosi



Music printing in the Low Countries

7 A date with Tylman Susato: reconsidering the printer’s editions

Martin Ham

8 The music printers Madeleine and Marie Phalèse in Antwerp, 1629–1675

Maria Schildt



Printing privileges

9 Privileges for printed music in the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century

Grantley McDonald and Stephen Rose

10 ‘Unbelievably hard work’: Marin Mersenne’s Harmonie universelle at the printers

Leendert van der Miesen



The book trade

11 The Montanus & Neuber catalogue of 1560: prices, losses, and a new polyphonic music edition from 1556

Royston Gustavson

12 The Officina Plantiniana as publishers and distributors of music, 1578–1600

Louisa Hunter-Bradley

13 Competition, collaboration and consumption: early music printing in Seville

Iain Fenlon

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Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl is full professor of music history at the University of Salzburg.

Grantley McDonald is a postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford.