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Most popular Medieval & Renaissance music (c 1000 to c 1600) books

The most popular Medieval & Renaissance music (c 1000 to c 1600) books currently available. Updated weekly.
Cambridge History of Medieval Music
Charts the origins, development and spread of medieval Western European music from late antiquity to the end of the fourteenth century.
Oxford Book of English Madrigals
This book presents 60 of the very best madrigals for SATB, chosen from the many hundreds of possible candidates. The major composers of the genre are each represented by several madrigals and the lesser figures by one or more.
French Song Companion
This text provides repertoire guides to the work of some 150 composers - the majority of them from France, but including British, American, German, Spanish, and Italian musicians who have written French vocal music. Biographical articles are supplemented by the song translations.
One Hundred Latin Hymns: Ambrose to Aquinas
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 forms and meters.
Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters?: Venetian Nunneries and Their Music
Mirrors of Heaven or Worldly Theaters? Venetian Nunneries and Their Music is the first in-depth study of the dynamic role of musical rituals at Venetian convents in the Early Modern era, examining the nuns as patrons and performers, of both simple plainchant and complex sacred polyphony. The book also considers organs, bells, and musical and theatrical entertainment by and for the nuns.
Music and Culture in the Middle Ages and Beyond: Liturgy, Sources, Symbolism
The essays in this volume offer diverse, innovative perspectives on three aspects of medieval music and culture: the liturgy, musical and archival sources, and musical symbolism. Written by a roster of prominent scholars of various generations, they illustrate the enduring relevance of primary-source research in the study of medieval music.
Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, Second Edition
A revised and expanded guide to performance practice issues in Renaissance music
Cambridge History of Medieval Music
Charts the origins, development and spread of medieval Western European music from late antiquity to the end of the fourteenth century.
Music in the Age of the Renaissance
A richly detailed portrait of the music and surrounding culture in one of history's most creative eras.
Renaissance Vihuela and Guitar in 16th Century Spain
Oxford History of Western Music: Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century
Originally published: 2005. New introductions and prefaces added to each volume.
Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music
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.
Music of Juan de Anchieta
Medieval Cantors and their Craft: Music, Liturgy and the Shaping of History, 800-1500
First full-length study of the role and duties of the medieval cantor.
Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance: Essays in Honour of J.R. Mulryne
Beating Time & Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era
Cambridge History of Medieval Music 2 Volume Hardback Set
The only authoritative exploration of music in Western Europe during the medieval period for over a quarter-century, this volume is essential for students of the early history of music. Leading names investigate key figures and genres within their social, cultural and geographical contexts and trace the interactions between them.
Viola da Gamba
Discovering Medieval Song: Latin Poetry and Music in the Conductus
The Conductus is a non-liturgical Latin song that dominated European culture in the Middle Ages. This comprehensive book uses cutting-edge research to show how poetry and music interact, exploring the role of the Conductus in medieval society, and providing new perspectives on this important body of music and poetry.
Polyphony in Medieval Paris: The Art of Composing with Plainchant
Presents new methodologies to explore medieval processes of musical and poetic creation, from plainchant and vernacular French songs to organa, motets and clausulae. Engages with questions of text-music relationships, liturgy, and the development of notational technologies, exploring authorship, originality, practices of quotation and reworking.
Eros and Music in Early Modern Culture and Literature
Gateways to Understanding Music
Music, Myth and Story in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
The complex relationship between myths and music is here investigated.
Book on Music
Between 1485 and 1492, Cardinal Ascanio Sforza was the recipient of a music treatise composed for him by 'Florentius Musicus' (Florentius de Faxolis), who had served him in Naples and Rome. Taking the cardinal's predilections into account, this book emphasises on the praises, power, utility, necessity, and effect of music.
Shakespeare's Songbook
A remarkable work that recovers the songs Shakespeare's audiences actually heard and brings them to life through performance.
Life of Messiaen
One of the most influential and idiosyncratic composers of the twentieth century, Messiaen was at the centre of many significant developments in music throughout his lengthy career. This accessible and informative study traces the life and works of this intriguing personality, detailing how he formed his own individual musical voice.
Ceremonial Musicians of Late Medieval Florence
From the 13th through the 16th centuries, the city of Florence was the most powerful in Europe. This book follows the development of Florentine musical ensembles, describing their duties and repertories, placing them in their political and social context, and tracing their changes through the years of the Florentine Republic.
Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
What were the methods and educational philosophies of music teachers in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance? What did students study? What were the motivations of teacher and student? This title addresses these topics and others to understand the identities of music teachers and students from 650 to 1650 in Western Europe.
Performance of 16th-Century Music: Learning from the Theorists
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.
Renaissance Reform of Medieval Music Theory: Guido of Arezzo between Myth and History
Mengozzi demonstrates how scholasticism and humanism played a decisive role in shaping the history of hexachordal solmization, a sight-singing method introduced by the 11th-century monk Guido of Arezzo. The book will be of interest to early-modern specialists interested in exploring medieval and Renaissance musical thought in its intellectual context.
Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart
During the years 1500-1800, Europeans became increasingly aware of ethnic Otherness. In this prequel to his 2009 book Musical Exoticism, Ralph P. Locke demonstrates Western culture's rich response to this burgeoning awareness. His insights into the period's major works and genres are supported by numerous music examples and rare illustrations.
Medieval English Lyrics and Carols
A new and comprehensive anthology of medieval lyrics and carols, in new editions, with introduction and commentary.
Praise of Musicke, 1586: An Edition with Commentary
Studies in Historical Improvisation: From Cantare super Librum to Partimenti
Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music
Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History
Medieval Song in Romance Languages
Proposing a new view of medieval music history, this study surveys songs in early Romance languages from around 500 to 1200. An enormous body of neglected songs - laments, love songs, epics and devotional songs - were performed during this period, attested in sources such as sermons, considered here in detail.
Rhythms of Revolt: European Traditions and Memories of Social Conflict in Oral Culture
Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual
Luther's Liturgical Music: Principles and Implications
Martin Luther's relationship to music has been largely downplayed, yet music played a vital role in Luther's life -- and he in turn had a deep and lasting effect on Christian hymnody. In Luther's Liturgical Music Robin Leaver comprehensively explores these connections.
Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands
Guillaume Du Fay 2 Volume Hardback Set: The Life and Works
This authoritative and comprehensive exploration of Du Fay's music and context will appeal to students, scholars, and others interested in medieval music. The volumes provide analysis of this important composer's entire corpus, as well as examining the church and musical history of the fifteenth century.
Music Theory in the Safavid Era: The taqsim al-nagamat
Scientia artis musice of Helie Salomon: Teaching Music in the Late Thirteenth Century: Latin Text with English Translation and Commentary
Mapping the Motet in the Post-Tridentine Era
Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England
Upper-Voice Structures and Compositional Process in the Ars Nova Motet
Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum: A Musical and Metaphysical Analysis
On the Origin and Progress of the Art of Music by John Taverner
Edited from a set of music lectures delivered by Taverner at Gresham College around 1611 (British Library. Sloane MS 2329).
Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera