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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...
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.
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...
Originally published: 2005. New introductions and prefaces added to each volume.
Insights from the past to shed light on the present