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Poets and Singers On Latin and Vernacular Monophonic Song

Poets and Singers: On Latin and Vernacular Monophonic Song

1st Edition

Edited By Elizabeth Aubrey
June 12, 2019

Extant manuscripts are the principal medieval testimony to the art of monophonic song. Literary texts and archival materials, a few theoretical works, and numerous visual representations provide helpful perspective, but our path to the poets and singers lies through the efforts of scribes, and the...

Embellishing the Liturgy Tropes and Polyphony

Embellishing the Liturgy: Tropes and Polyphony

1st Edition

Edited By Alejandro Enrique Planchart
April 28, 2009

After the imposition of Gregorian chant upon most of Europe by the authority of the Carolingian kings and emperors in the eighth and ninth centuries, a large number of repertories arose in connection with the new chant and its liturgy. Of these repertories, the tropes, together with the sequences, ...

Music in Medieval Europe: 7-Volume Set

Music in Medieval Europe: 7-Volume Set

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Forrest Kelly
July 15, 2009

This series of seven volumes provides an overview of the best current scholarship in the study of medieval music. Each volume is edited by a ranking expert, and each presents a selection of writings, mostly in English which, taken together, sketch a picture of the shape of the field and of the ...

Ars nova French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century

Ars nova: French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century

1st Edition

By John L. Nádas, Michael Scott Cuthbert
July 08, 2009

In the early fourteenth century, musicians in France and later Italy established new traditions of secular and sacred polyphony. This ars nova, or "new art," popularized by theorists such as Philippe de Vitry and Johannes de Muris was the among the first of many later movements to establish the ...

Instruments and their Music in the Middle Ages

Instruments and their Music in the Middle Ages

1st Edition

Edited By Timothy J. McGee
July 02, 2009

This is a collection of twenty-nine of the most influential articles and papers about medieval musical instruments and their repertory. The authors discuss the construction of the instruments, their playing technique, the occasions for which they performed and their repertory. Taken as a whole, ...

Ars antiqua Organum, Conductus, Motet

Ars antiqua: Organum, Conductus, Motet

1st Edition

Edited By Edward H. Roesner
June 28, 2009

The ars antiqua began to be mentioned in writings about music in the early decades of the fourteenth century, where it was cited along with references to a more modern "art", an ars nova. It was understood by those who coined the notion to be rooted in the musical practices outlined in the Ars ...

Oral and Written Transmission in Chant

Oral and Written Transmission in Chant

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Forrest Kelly
May 28, 2009

The writing down of music is one of the triumphant technologies of the West. Without writing, the performance of music involves some combination of memory and improvisation. Isidore of Seville famously wrote that "unless sounds are remembered by man, they perish, for they cannot be written down". ...

Chant and its Origins

Chant and its Origins

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Forrest Kelly
March 28, 2009

The Latin liturgical music of the medieval church is the earliest body of Western music to survive in a more or less complete form. It is a body of thousands of individual pieces, of striking beauty and aesthetic appeal, which has the special quality of embodying, of giving voice to, the words of ...

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