Medieval & Renaissance (1000-1600) Products

  • 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 …

    Hardback – 2017-01-18 

  • 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 – 2016-12-14 

  • Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300–1918

    Edited by Kirsten Gibson, Ian Biddle

    Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918 presents a range of historical case studies on the sounding worlds of the European past. The chapters in this volume explore ways of thinking about sound historically, and seek to understand how people have understood and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 

  • Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music

    By Michael Fleming, John Bryan

    Musical repertory of great importance and quality was performed on viols in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. This is reported by Thomas Mace (1676) who says that ’Your Best Provision’ for playing such music is a chest of old English viols, and he names five early English viol…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14 
    Music and Material Culture

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 

  • Adrian Willaert and the Theory of Interval Affect

    The Musica nova Madrigals and the Novel Theories of Zarlino and Vicentino

    By Timothy R. McKinney

    In the writings of Nicola Vicentino (1555) and Gioseffo Zarlino (1558) is found, for the first time, a systematic means of explaining music's expressive power based upon the specific melodic and harmonic intervals from which it is constructed. This "theory of interval affect" originates not with…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Identity and Locality in Early European Music, 1028–1740

    Edited by Jason Stoessel

    This collection presents numerous discoveries and fresh insights into music and musical practices that shaped distinctly localized individual and collective identities in pre-modern and early modern Europe. Contributions by leading and emerging European music experts fall into three areas:…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Devotional Music in the Iberian World, 1450–1800

    The Villancico and Related Genres

    By Álvaro Torrente

    Edited by Tess Knighton

    From the fifteenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth century, devotional music played a fundamental role in the Iberian world. Songs in the vernacular, usually referred to by the generic name of 'villancico', but including forms as varied as madrigals, ensaladas, tonos, cantatas or even…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Early Tudor Court and International Musical Relations

    By Theodor Dumitrescu

    Since the days in the early twentieth century when the study of pre-Reformation English music first became a serious endeavour, a conceptual gap has separated the scholarship on English and continental music of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. The teaching which has informed…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Sounds and Sights of Performance in Early Music

    Essays in Honour of Timothy J. McGee

    By Maureen Epp

    Edited by Brian E. Power

    The experience of music performance is always far more than the sum of its sounds, and evidence for playing and singing techniques is not only inscribed in music notation but can also be found in many other types of primary source materials. This volume of essays presents a cross-section of new…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The World of William Byrd

    Musicians, Merchants and Magnates

    By John Harley

    In The World of William Byrd John Harley builds on his previous work, William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (Ashgate, 1997), in order to place the composer more clearly in his social context. He provides new information about Byrd's youthful musical training, and reveals how in his adult life…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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