Medieval & Renaissance (1000-1600) Products

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

    Edited by Bissera Pentcheva

    Aural architecture identifies those features of a building that can be perceived by the act of listening in them. Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this book invites readers into the complex world of the Byzantine liturgy, experienced in its…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    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 – 2017-04-28 
    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

  • Musical Voices of Early Modern Women

    Many-Headed Melodies

    Edited by Thomasin LaMay

    Recent scholarship has offered a veritable landslide of studies about early modern women, illuminating them as writers, thinkers, midwives, mothers, in convents, at home, and as rulers. Musical Voices of Early Modern Women adds to the mix of early modern studies a volume that correlates women's…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Editing Music in Early Modern Germany

    By Susan Lewis Hammond

    Editing Music in Early Modern Germany argues that editors played a critical role in the transmission and reception of Italian music outside Italy. Like their counterparts in the world of classical learning, Renaissance music editors translated texts and reworked settings from Venetian publications,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Studies in Historical Improvisation

    From Cantare super Librum to Partimenti

    Edited by Massimiliano Guido

    In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour—a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge

  • Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance

    Essays in Honour of J.R. Mulryne

    Edited by Margaret Shewring

    As the first book-length study of waterborne festivities in Renaissance and early modern Europe, this collection of essays draws on a rich array of sources, many previously un-researched, to explore aspects of scenography, choreography, music, fashion, painting, sculpture, architecture, stage-and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History

    By Lisa Colton

    Although medieval English music has been relatively neglected in comparison with repertoire from France and Italy, there are few classical musicians today who have not listened to the thirteenth-century song ‘Sumer is icumen in’, or read of the achievements and fame of fifteenth-century composer…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Heinrich Scheidemann's Keyboard Music

    Transmission, Style and Chronology

    By Pieter Dirksen

    One of the most remarkable tales of recent resurrections in the field of early keyboard music concerns the music of Heinrich Scheidemann (c. 1595-1663). Long considered a minor master overshadowed by such figures as his teacher Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck or his fellow student Samuel Scheidt, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge

  • Jumping to Conclusions: The Falling-Third Cadences in Chant, Polyphony, and Recitative

    By Richard Hudson

    This book concerns the cadences which reach their conclusion by jumping from scale degree 3 down to 1 or to 1-7-1. The chronological history commences in Gregorian Chant, where the falling third is often preceded by scale degree 4, forming the striking figure 4-3-1. The cadences move, along with…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • Music and Medieval Manuscripts

    Paleography and Performance

    By Randall Rosenfeld

    Edited by John Haines

    The interdisciplinary approach of Music and Medieval Manuscripts is modeled on the work of the scholar to whom the book is dedicated. Professor Andrew Hughes is recognized internationally for his work on medieval manuscripts, combining the areas of paleography, performance, liturgy and music. All…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

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