Medieval & Renaissance (1000-1600) Products

  • The Music of Juan de Anchieta

    1st Edition

    By Tess Knighton, Kenneth Kreitner

    Juan de Anchieta served the Spanish royal family for 30 years, from his appointment in 1489 as a singer for Queen Isabella, until he was pensioned off by her grandson, the Emperor Charles V, in 1519. During these years Anchieta produced a body of works that - along with his contemporary Francisco…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 

  • The Cyclic Mass

    Anglo-Continental Exchange in the Fifteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By James Cook

    England in the fifteenth century was the cradle of much that would have a profound impact on European music for the next several hundred years. Perhaps the greatest such development was the cyclic cantus firmus Mass and scholarly attention has therefore often been drawn to identifying potentially…

    Hardback – 2019-01-24 
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Music Theory in the Safavid Era

    The taqsīm al-naġamāt, 1st Edition

    By Owen Wright

    The Safavid era (1501–1722) is one of the most important in the history of Persian culture, celebrated especially for its architecture and art, including miniature paintings that frequently represent singers and instrumentalists. Their presence reflects a sophisticated tradition of music making…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • On the Origin and Progress of the Art of Music by John Taverner

    1st Edition

    By Joseph M. Ortiz

    John Taverner’s lectures on music constitute the only extant version of a complete university course in music in early modern England. Originally composed in 1611 in both English and Latin, they were delivered at Gresham College in London between 1611 and 1638, and it is likely that Taverner…

    Hardback – 2018-09-13
    Music Theory in Britain, 1500–1700: Critical Editions

  • Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum

    A Musical and Metaphysical Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Michael Gardiner

    The Ordo Virtutum, Hildegard von Bingen’s twelfth-century music-drama, is one of the first known examples of a large-scale composition by a named composer in the Western canon. Not only does the Ordo’s expansive duration set it apart from its precursors, but also its complex imagery and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28

  • Mapping the Motet in the Post-Tridentine Era

    1st Edition

    Edited by Esperanza Rodríguez-García, Daniele V. Filippi

    Mapping the Motet in the Post-Tridentine Era provides new dimensions to the discussion of the immense corpus of polyphonic motets produced and performed in the decades following the end of the Council of Trent in 1563. Beyond the genre’s rich connections with contemporary spiritual life and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20

  • Upper-Voice Structures and Compositional Process in the Ars Nova Motet

    1st Edition

    By Anna Zayaruznaya

    In the motets of Philippe de Vitry, Guillaume de Machaut, and their contemporaries, tenors have often been characterized as the primary shaping forces, prior in conception as well as in construction to the upper voices. Tenors are shaped by the interaction of talea and color, medieval terms now…

    Hardback – 2018-06-21
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Henry V and the Earliest English Carols: 1413–1440

    1st Edition

    By David Fallows

    As a distinctive and attractive musical repertory, the hundred-odd English carols of the fifteenth century have always had a ready audience. But some of the key viewpoints about them date back to the late 1920s, when Richard L. Greene first defined the poetic form; and little has been published…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19

  • Baronial Patronage of Music in Early Modern Rome

    1st Edition

    By Valerio Morucci

    This is the first dedicated study of the musical patronage of Roman baronial families in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Patronage – the support of a person or institution and their work by a patron – in Renaissance society was the basis of a complex network of familial and political…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20

  • The Viola da Gamba

    1st Edition

    By Bettina Hoffmann

    The viola da gamba was a central instrument in European music from the late 15th century well into the late 18th. In this comprehensive study, Bettina Hoffmann offers both an introduction to the instrument -- its construction, technique and history -- for the non-specialist, interweaving this…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20

  • Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Elisabeth Giselbrecht, Grantley McDonald

    The first century of music printing in Germany had its own internal dynamics, affected by political and social events such as the Reformation. Yet it also had an international dimension: German printers set up shops all around Europe, taking materials and techniques with them, or exporting…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15
    Music and Material Culture

  • Singing the News

    Ballads in Mid-Tudor England, 1st Edition

    By Jenni Hyde

    Singing the News is the first study to concentrate on sixteenth-century ballads, when there was no regular and reliable alternative means of finding out news and information. It is a highly readable and accessible account of the important role played by ballads in spreading news during a period…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

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