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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Renaissance: The Cultural Rebirth of Europe
Fully illustrated throughout, The Renaissance is a highly accessible and colourful journey along the cultural contours of Europe from the Late Middle Ages to the early modern period.
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Renaissance Recorder Anthology 1: 32 Pieces for Soprano (Descant) Recorder and Piano / 32 Pieces Pour Flute a Bec Soprano Avec Piano / 32 Stucke Fur Sopran Blockflote Und Klavier
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Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, Second Edition
A revised and expanded guide to performance practice issues in Renaissance music
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Reading Renaissance Music Theory: Hearing with the Eyes
Taking Renaissance theorists' music examples as a point of departure, this study explores fundamental questions about how music was read, and by whom, in specific cultural contexts. In particular it illuminates the ways in which the choices of Renaissance theorists have shaped later interpretation of earlier praxis.
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Medieval English Lyrics and Carols
A new and comprehensive anthology of medieval lyrics and carols, in new editions, with introduction and commentary.
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Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance: Essays in Honour of J.R. Mulryne
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Beating Time & Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era
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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.
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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.
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Eros and Music in Early Modern Culture and Literature
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Music, Myth and Story in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
The complex relationship between myths and music is here investigated.
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Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History
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Music in Elizabethan Court Politics
Music and musical entertainments are here shown to be used for different ends, by both monarch and courtiers.
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Shakespeare's Songbook
A remarkable work that recovers the songs Shakespeare's audiences actually heard and brings them to life through performance.
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Renaissance Vihuela and Guitar in 16th Century Spain
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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.
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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.
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Singing Simpkin and other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage: Scripts, Music and Context
A popular crowd-pleaser in the late 16th and mid-17th century, the dramatic jig was a short, comic, bawdy musical-drama which included elements of dance, slapstick and disguise. This performance edition presents for the first time nine examples of English dramatic jigs from the late sixteenth century through to the Restoration.
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Guillaume de Machaut: Secretary, Poet, Musician
At once a royal secretary, a poet, and a composer, Guillaume de Machaut was one of the most protean and creative figures of the late Middle Ages. Rather than focus on a single strand of his remarkable career, Elizabeth Eva Leach gives us a book that encompasses all aspects of his work, illuminating it in a distinctively interdisciplinary light...
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Music of Juan de Anchieta
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Praise of Musicke, 1586: An Edition with Commentary
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Studies in Historical Improvisation: From Cantare super Librum to Partimenti
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Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music
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Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History
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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.
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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.
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Rhythms of Revolt: European Traditions and Memories of Social Conflict in Oral Culture
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Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual
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Music in Welsh Culture Before 1650: A Study of the Principal Sources
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Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands
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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.
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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.
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Music Theory in the Safavid Era: The taqsim al-nagamat
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Scientia artis musice of Helie Salomon: Teaching Music in the Late Thirteenth Century: Latin Text with English Translation and Commentary
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Mapping the Motet in the Post-Tridentine Era
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Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England
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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).
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Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera
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Critical Companion to Medieval Motets
First full comprehensive guide to one of the most important genres of music in the middle ages.
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Baronial Patronage of Music in Early Modern Rome
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Music and the moderni, 1300-1350: The ars nova in Theory and Practice
Through a close reading of the words of fourteenth-century musicians and theorists, Karen Desmond explores the crucial contributions of mathematician Jean des Murs to the ars nova, the 'new art' of its time. This book will appeal to scholars of early music, medieval studies and late medieval intellectual history.
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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.
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Henry V and the Earliest English Carols: 1413-1440