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Fallows, David

Works: 182 works in 471 publications in 11 languages and 6,211 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Part songs  Scores  Bibliography  Motets  Manuscripts  Masses  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Instrumentalist, win, edc, Opponent, Dedicatee, Contributor
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Most widely held works about David Fallows
Most widely held works by David Fallows
Companion to medieval and renaissance music by Tess Knighton( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music is a fascinating new survey of the music and culture of Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to 1600. With almost 50 essays on the social, historical, theoretical, and performance contexts of the music and musicians of the period, prepared by 45 contributors, including such internationally known scholars and performers as Reinhold Strohm, Christopher Page, Margaret Bent, Bruno Turner, Thomas Binkley, and Paul Hillier, the Companion offers fresh perspectives on the musical styles, research sources, and performance practices of the medieval and Renaissance eras. The book is divided into six parts. Part I, "The Music of the Past and the Modern Ear," examines the quality of medieval and Renaissance compositions, the English a cappella heresy, medieval recording history, medieval performance practices, and fundamental questions of authenticity. Part II, "Aspects of Music and Society," discusses mainstream and provincial music and the dissemination of ideas in the Middle Ages, the critical role of endowments in the flourishing of sacred polyphony, women's history and early music, and the medieval conception of the "true musician." Part III, "Questions of Form and Style," covers vocal and instrumental genres, and techniques of composition; it includes striking essays on chant, monophonic song, early Western polyphony, mass polyphony, Polyphonic song, keyboard music of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the medieval fiddle, and Renaissance wind ensembles. Part IV, "Using the Evidence," explores medieval music iconography, music in Italian Renaissance painting, archival research, and the challenge of orally transmitted music. Part V, "Pre-Performance Decisions," examines the medieval modal system; the role of the editor; and Renaissance pitch, underlay, and pronunciation. Part VI, "Performance Techniques," discusses such performance problems as vernacular pronunciation, tuning, tempo, reconstructing lost voices, and instrumental accompaniment. The Companion also features an extensive glossary, a chronology, end-of-chapter bibliographies, and 50 illustrations
Dufay by David Fallows( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over de componist Guillaume Dufay (ca. 1400-1474)
Josquin by David Fallows( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New biographical findings particularly within the last ten years have shown that much of what was earlier written about Josquin's life was based on documents that concerned other people entirely. For his life up to 1489 every single known document has been discovered since 1980. His birthdate has been advanced by more than ten years, with major consequences for our view not only of Josquin's music and its chronology but also of most other music of the time. This book assembles and assesses the newly available material. It builds the main works into the narrative of Josquin's life. Appendices include a critical listing of the documents about Josquin, a summary of later literary references to him, summaries of the relevant information about the main figures mentioned in the book, a list of other musicians at the time called Josquin or something similar (35 of them!) and much else
A catalogue of polyphonic songs, 1415-1480 by David Fallows( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs and musicians in the fifteenth century by David Fallows( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secular polyphony, 1380-1480( )

8 editions published in 2014 in 5 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteenth-century liturgical music by Andrew Hughes( )

in Latin and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of Guillaume Dufay : critical commentary to the revision of Corpus mensurabilis musicae, ser. 1, vol. VI by David Fallows( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford, Bodleian library, MS. Canon. Misc. 213 by Bodleian Library( )

9 editions published in 1995 in 5 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa "L'homme armé" ; Nuper rosarum flores ; Ecclesiae militantis ; Alma Redemptoris Mater ; O sancte Sebastiane ; Salve flos Tuscae gentis by Guillaume Dufay( Recording )

3 editions published in 1987 in Latin and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Renaissance music in honour of David Fallows : bon jour, bon mois et bonne estrenne( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume celebrates the work of David Fallows, one of the most influential scholars in the field of medieval and Renaissance music. It draws together articles by scholars from around the world, focusing on key topics to which Fallows has contributed significantly: the life and works of Guillaume Du Fay and of Josquin Desprez, archival studies and biography, sacred and secular music of the late mediaeval and Renaissance period, and reception history. Studies include major archival discoveries concerning the identity of the composer Fremin Caron; a reconsideration of the authorship of works within the Josquin canon, notably 'Mille regretz' and 'Absalon fili mi'; a fresh look at key works from Du Fay's youth and early maturity; accounts of newly discovered sources and works; and an appraisal of David Fallows' contribution to the early music performance movement by Christopher Page, former director of Gothic Voices. The collection also includes two newly published compositions dedicated to the honorand. Fabrice Fitch teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music; Jacobijn Kiel is an independent scholar. Contributors: Rob C. Wegman, Jane Alden, Bonnie J. Blackburn, Honey Meconi, Gianluca D'Agostino, Andrew Kirkman, Jaap van Benthem, Margaret Bent, James Haar, Alenjandro Enrique Planchart, Jesse Rodin, Lorenz Welker, Kinuho Endo, Joshua Rifkin, Thomas Schmidt-Beste, Richard Sherr, Peter Wright, Fabrice Fitch, Tess Knighton, Warwick Edwards, Adam Knight Gilbert, Markus Jans, Oliver Neighbour, Anthony Rooley, Keith Polk, John Milsom, Jeffrey J. Dean, Eric Jas, Peter Gulke, Iain Fenlon, Barbara Haggh, Dagmar Hoffmann-Axthelm, Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Esperanza Rodriguez-Garcia, Eugeen Schreurs, Reinhard Strohm Table of contents
Composers and their songs, 1400-1521 by David Fallows( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second selection of essays by David Fallows draws the focus towards individual composers of the 'long' fifteenth century and what we can learn about their songs. In twenty-one essays on the secular works of composers from Ciconia and Oswald von Wolkenstein via Binchois, Ockeghem, Busnoys and Regis to Josquin, Henry VIII and Petrus Alamire, one repeated theme is how a consideration of the songs can help the way to a broader understanding of a composer's output. Since there are more song sources and more individual pieces now available for study, there are more handles for dating, for geographical location and for social alignment
Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu : Bibliothèque nationale, Rothschild 2973 (I.5.13) by Jean de Montchenu( )

11 editions published in 1991 in 4 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songbook of Fridolin Sicher : around 1515 : Sankt Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek Cod. Sang. 461 by Fridolin Sicher( )

11 editions published in 1996 in 5 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secular works for four voices by Josquin( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two mid-fifteenth-century English songs by John Bedyngham( )

10 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Italian songs : for 2 & 3 voices by Galfridus de Anglia (fl. 1440)( )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in Italian and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two songs by Guillaume Dufay( )

2 editions published in 1975 in French and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantiones by Guillaume Dufay( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Morton's songs : a study of styles in the mid-fifteenth century by David Fallows( )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Companion to medieval and renaissance music
Alternative Names
David Fallows Brits musicoloog

David Fallows English musicologist

David Fallows musicologo britannico

Fallows, David

Fallows, David 1945-

Fallows, David N. 1945-

Fallows, David Nicholas 1945-

JosquinA catalogue of polyphonic songs, 1415-1480Songs and musicians in the fifteenth centuryEssays on Renaissance music in honour of David Fallows : bon jour, bon mois et bonne estrenneComposers and their songs, 1400-1521Cantiones