1st Edition

The Renaissance Ethics of Music Singing, Contemplation and Musica Humana

By Hyun-Ah Kim Copyright 2015
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    In early modern Europe, music – particularly singing – was the arena where body and soul came together, embodied in the notion of musica humana. Kim uses this concept to examine the framework within which music and song were used to promote moral education and addresses Renaissance ideas of religion, education and music.

    Introduction: Singing, Contemplation and the Renaissance Philosophy of Music; Chapter 1 Interpreting Musica Humana; Chapter 2 Music, Body and Soul; Chapter 3 Music, Ethos and Education; Chapter 4 Divine Music: The Platonic-Humanist Tradition; Chapter 5 Singing, Prayer and Sacrifice; Chapter 6 Psalms and Musica Humana; conclusion Conclusion: The Revival of Musica Humana in the Reformation;


    Kim, Hyun-Ah