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- Medieval & Renaissance music (c 1000 to c 1600)
By Clive Bate
What is the point of reading about the music written before 1600? First, much of it is very beautiful and most enjoyable. Second, during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, European musicians and craftsmen laid the technical foundations for their successors, the foundations of the classical music that...
This volume collects one hundred of the most important and beloved Late Antique and Medieval Latin hymns from Western Europe. Ranging from Ambrose in the late fourth century to Bonaventure in the thirteenth, the authors meditate on the ineffable, from Passion to Paradise, and cover a broad gamut of poetic...
By Emma Dillon
The Sense of Sound is a radical recontextualization of French song, 1260-1330. Situating musical sound against sonorities of the city, madness, charivari, and prayer, it argues that the effect of verbal confusion popular in music abounds with audible associations, and that there was meaning in what is often heard as...
By Anne Smith
Through The Performance of 16th-Century Music, today's musicians will gain fundamental insight into how 16th-century polyphony functions, and the tools necessary to perform this repertoire to its fullest and glorious potential.
Originally published: 2005. New introductions and prefaces added to each volume.
Insights from the past to shed light on the present
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 musicians, as well as various genres, both vocal and instrumental.