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Companion to medieval and renaissance music

Author: Tess Knighton; David Fallows
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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This text on medieval and Renaissance music is intended for students of early music, university music departments and performers of early music. It covers types of music and individual composers and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Companion to medieval and renaissance music.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)989671924
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tess Knighton; David Fallows
ISBN: 0198165404 9780198165408
OCLC Number: 37156298
Notes: Originally published: London : J.M. Dent, 1992.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Illustrations ; Music examples ; Abbreviations ; Introduction ; Contributors ; I: THE MUSIC OF THE PAST AND THE MODERN EAR ; 1. The good, the bad, and the boring ; 2. Value Judgements in music of the Renaissance ; 3. The English a cappella heresy ; 4. Going down on record ; 5. The work is not the performance ; 6. Beyond authenticity ; 7. Hard-sell, scholarship, and silly titles ; II: ASPECTS OF MUSIC AND SOCIETY ; 8. Centre and periphery: mainstream and provincial music ; 9. The meeting of sacred ritual and secular piety: endowments for music ; 10. Ritual reflections ; 11. Musicus and cantor ; 12. A day in the life of Francisco de Penalosa ; 13. A portrait of Sir Henry Unton ; 14. Women's history and early music ; III: QUESTIONS OF FORM AND STYLE ; GENRES: VOCAL ; 15. Chant, or the politics of inscription ; 16. Monophonic song: quesions of category ; 17. Early Western polyphony ; 18. The late-medieval motet ; 19. Mass polyphony ; 20. Polyphonic song ; 21. Genre and function: some thoughts on Italian secular vocal music in the sixteenth century ; GENRES: INSTRUMENTAL ; 22. Fourteenth- and fifteenth-century keyboard music ; 23. Plucked instruments: silver tones of a golden age ; 24. The medieval fiddle: reflections of a performer ; 25. On the trail of ensemble music in the fifteenth century ; 26. Wind ensembles in the Renaissance ; TECHNIQUES OF COMPOSITION: ; 27. Musical design and the rise of the cyclic Mass ; 28. Borrowed music: 'Allez regrets' and the use of pre-existent material ; IV: USING THE EVIDENCE ; 29. Music and pictures in the Middle Ages ; 30. Music in Italian Renaissance painting ; 31. Echoes of the past in the present ; 32. Surviving instruments ; 33. Unwritten and written music ; 34. Researching the past: archival studies ; 35. A manuscript case-study ; V: PRE-PERFORMANCE DECISIONS ; 36. The editor: diplomat or dictator? ; 37. Mode ; 38. Musica ficta ; 39. Renaissance pitch ; 40. Is underlay necessary? ; 41. Restored pronunciation ; 42. Finding the right context: where to perform early music ; VI: PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES ; 43. Framing the life of the words ; 44. Reconstructing lost voices ; 45. Pythagoras at the forge: tuning in early music ; 46. Tempo to 1500 ; 47. Tempo and tactus after 1500 ; 48. Divisions in Renaissance music ; 49. 'Perfect' instruments ; Chronology ; Glossary ; Index
Responsibility: edited by Tess Knighton and David Fallows.

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