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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music
The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music

  • ISBN: 978-0-521-60861-9
  • Editorial: Cambridge University Press
  • Colección: The Cambridge Companion
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Formato: 17,5x24,5
  • Páginas: 520
  • Idiomas: Inglés
  • Tipo: LIBRO


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From the emergence of plainsong to the end of the fourteenth century, this Companion covers all the key aspects of medieval music. Divided into three main sections, the book first of all discusses repertory, styles and techniques – the key areas of traditional music histories; next taking a topographical view of the subject – from Italy, German-speaking lands, and the Iberian Peninsula; and concludes with chapters on such issues as liturgy, vernacular poetry and reception. Rather than presenting merely a chronological view of the history of medieval music, the volume instead focuses on technical and cultural aspects of the subject. Over nineteen informative chapters, fifteen world-leading scholars give a perspective on the music of the Middle Ages that will serve as a point of orientation for the informed listener and reader, and is a must-have guide for anyone with an interest in listening to and understanding medieval music.
- Focuses on technical and cultural aspects of the subject, placing the music in the context of its time
- Brings together the most recent scholarship on music of the Middle Ages, organised in a user-friendly way ideal for scholars and students of this key topic
- Informative music examples allow in-depth analysis of single works


Chronology; I
ntroduction, Mark Everist;
Part I. Repertory, Styles and Techniques:
1. Plainsong (Susan Boynton);
2. Enriching the Gregorian heritage (Michael McGrade);
3. Early polyphony to c. 1200 (Sarah Fuller);
4. The thirteenth century (Mark Everist);
5. The fourteenth century (Elizabeth Eva Leach);

Part II. Topography:
6. England (Peter Lefferts);
7. Italy to 1300 (Marco Gozzi);
8. The trecento (Marco Gozzi);
9. The Iberian Peninsula (Nicolas Bell);
10. Music east of the Rhine (Robert Curry);

Part III. Themes, Topics and Trajectories:
11. Music and liturgy (Sam Barrett);
12. Vernacular poetry and music (Ardis Butterfield);
13. Latin poetry and music (Leofranc Holford-Strevens);
14. Compositional trajectories (Peter Lefferts);
15. Secular institutions and ecclesiastical foundations (Rebecca Baltzer);
16. Theory and notation (Dolores Pesce);
17. Music manuscripts (Emma Dillon);
18. The geography of medieval music (Christopher Page);
19. Reception (Lawrence Earp);