Medieval & Renaissance music (c 1000 to c 1600)

    Ritual Meanings in the Fifteenth-Century Motet

    By Robert Nosow

    Paperback £19.35

    The first large-scale study of how fifteenth-century motets were used across Western Europe, dispelling the mysteries surrounding these outstanding works.

    Medieval Song in Romance Languages

    By John Haines

    Paperback £20.20

    Ranging from 500 to 1200, this book considers the neglected vernacular music of this period, performed mainly by women.

    Music In Wetern Europe Before AD1600

    By Clive Bate

    Paperback £11.99

    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...

    Cambridge History of Music

    Hardback Save £11.91 = £113.09

    Through forty-five creative and concise essays by an international team of authors, this Cambridge History brings the fifteenth century to life for both specialists and general readers. The chapters range from overviews of major themes to provocative reassessments of humanism, the work concept, improvisation, and other central topics.

    One Hundred Latin Hymns: Ambrose to Aquinas

    Hardback Save £4.53 = £23.42

    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...

    The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

    By Emma Dillon

    Hardback Save £15.54 = £29.46

    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...

    Performance of 16th-Century Music

    By Anne Smith

    Paperback £27.65

    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.

    Medieval Song in Romance Languages

    By John Haines

    Hardback £59.07

    Ranging from 500 to 1200, this book considers the neglected vernacular music of this period, performed mainly by women.

    Oxford History of Western Music: Music from the Earliest Not

    By Richard Taruskin

    Paperback Save £8.54 = £18.96

    Originally published: 2005. New introductions and prefaces added to each volume.

    Medieval Wisdom and Music

    Hardback £7.25

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