Medieval & Renaissance (1000-1600) Products

  • Music Theory in the Safavid Era

    The taqsīm al-naġamāt

    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 – 2018-09-21 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum

    A Musical and Metaphysical Analysis

    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 – 2018-08-22 
    Routledge

  • Mapping the Motet in the Post-Tridentine Era

    Edited by Esperanza Rodríguez-García, DANIELE 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 – 2018-08-16 
    Routledge

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

    By David Fallows

    As a distinctive and attractive musical repertory, the 100-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 about…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14 
    Routledge

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

    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 – 2018-05-07 
    Routledge
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Baronial Patronage of Music in Early Modern Rome

    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 – 2018-04-26 
    Routledge

  • The Viola da Gamba

    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 – 2018-04-19
    Routledge

  • Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands

    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
    Routledge
    Music and Material Culture

  • Singing the News

    Ballads in Mid-Tudor England

    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
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy

    Playing with Boundaries

    Edited by Melanie L. Marshall, Linda L. Carroll, Katherine A. McIver

    Taking as axiomatic the concept that artistic output does not simply reflect culture but also shapes it, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection take a holistic approach to the cultural fashioning of sexualities, drawing on visual art, theatre, music, and literature, in sacred and secular…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Susan Lewis, Maria Virginia Acuña

    Claudio Monteverdi: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography that navigates the vast scholarly resources on the composer with the most updated compilation since 1989. Claudio Monteverdi transformed and mastered the principal genres of his day and his works influenced…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • The Scientia artis musice of Hélie Salomon: Teaching Music in the Late Thirteenth Century

    Latin Text with English Translation and Commentary

    By Joseph Dyer

    Hélie Salomon’s Scientia artis musice (1274), is a practical manual devoted to basic concepts, psalmody, vocal pedagogy, the musical hand in singing, clefs as indicators of the tone (mode) to which a piece belongs, and practical instruction in the singing of four-voice parallel organum. Joseph…

    Hardback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge

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