Medieval & Renaissance (1000-1600) Products

  • The Viola da Gamba

    By Bettina Hoffmann

    The viola da gamba was a central instrument in European music from the late fifteenth century well into the late eighteenth. In this comprehensive study, Bettina Hoffmann offers both an introduction to the instrument -- its construction, technique and history -- for the non-specialist, interweaving…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • The Praise of Musicke, 1586

    An Edition with Commentary

    By Hyun-Ah Kim

    This volume provides the first printed critical edition of The Praise of Musicke (1586), keeping the original text intact and accompanied by an analytical commentary. Against the Puritan attacks on liturgical music, The Praise of Musicke, the first apologetic treatise on music in English,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge
    Music Theory in Britain, 1500–1700: Critical Editions

  • The Hymnographic Book of Tropologion

    Sources, Liturgy and Chant Repertory

    By Svetlana Kujumdzieva

    The Tropologion is considered the earliest known extant chant book from the early Christian world which was in use until the twelfth century. The study of this book is still in its infancy. It has generally been believed that the book has survived in Georgian translation under the name ‘ladgari’…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14 
    Routledge

  • Eroticism in Early Modern Music

    By Bonnie J. Blackburn, Laurie Stras

    Eroticism in Early Modern Music contributes to a small but significant literature on music, sexuality, and sex in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Its chapters have grown from a long dialogue between a group of scholars, who employ a variety of different approaches to the repertoire:…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Rhythms of Revolt: European Traditions and Memories of Social Conflict in Oral Culture

    Edited by Éva Guillorel, David Hopkin, William G. Pooley

    The culture of insurgents in early modern Europe was primarily an oral one; memories of social conflicts in the communities affected were passed on through oral forms such as songs and legends. This popular history continued to influence political choices and actions through and after the early…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge

  • Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual

    Edited by Bissera Pentcheva

    Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this multidisciplinary collection of ten essays explores the intersection of liturgy, acoustics, and art in the churches of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Rome and Armenia, and reflects on the role digital…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge

  • Robert Armin and Shakespeare's Performed Songs

    By Catherine A. Henze

    After Robert Armin joined the Chamberlain's Men, singing in Shakespeare's dramas catapulted from 1.25 songs and 9.95 lines of singing per play to 3.44 songs and 29.75 lines of singing, a virtually unnoticed phenomenon. In addition, many of the songs became seemingly improvisatory—similar to Armin's…

    Hardback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Chant and Notation in South Italy and Rome before 1300

    By John Boe

    The fifteen studies assembled here grew out of research on south-Italian ordinary chants and tropes for the multi-volume series Beneventanum Troporum Corpus II, edited by John Boe in collaboration with Alejandro Planchart. In the present essays, clerical and ordinary chants and tropes of the Mass (…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Studies in the Music of Tomás Luis de Victoria

    By Eugene Casjen Cramer

    Representing nearly thirty years of research by one of the leading scholars in the field, this series of in-depth studies examines selected aspects of the music of the great Spanish composer in the late Renaissance, Tomás Luis de Victoria. Presenting new insights into both the musical style and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge

  • John Taverner

    His Life and Music

    By Hugh Benham

    John Taverner was the leading composer of church music under Henry VIII. His contributions to the mass and votive antiphon are varied, distinguished and sometimes innovative; he has left more important settings for the office than any of his predecessors, and even a little secular music survives.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Music in Welsh Culture Before 1650

    A Study of the Principal Sources

    By Sally Harper

    Music in Wales has long been a neglected area. Scholars have been deterred both by the need for a knowledge of the Welsh language, and by the fact that an oral tradition in Wales persisted far later than in other parts of Britain, resulting in a limited number of sources with conventional notation.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

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