The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music
Author: Mark Everist
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781107495128
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Release: 2011-03-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Cambridge History of Medieval Music

The Cambridge History of Medieval Music
Author: Mark Everist,Thomas Forrest Kelly
Pages: 600
ISBN: 1107179815
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Release: 2018-01-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spanning a millennium of musical history, this monumental volume brings together nearly forty leading authorities to survey the music of Western Europe in the Middle Ages. All of the major aspects of medieval music are considered, making use of the latest research and thinking to discuss everything from the earliest genres of chant, through the music of the liturgy, to the riches of the vernacular song of the trouvères and troubadours. Alongside this account of the core repertory of monophony, The Cambridge History of Medieval Music tells the story of the birth of polyphonic music, and studies the genres of organum, conductus, motet and polyphonic song. Key composers of the period are introduced, such as Leoninus, Perotinus, Adam de la Halle, Philippe de Vitry and Guillaume de Machaut, and other chapters examine topics ranging from musical theory and performance to institutions, culture and collection.

Cambridge History of Medieval Music

Cambridge History of Medieval Music
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 051197986X
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Cambridge Companion to Singing

The Cambridge Companion to Singing
Author: John Potter,Cambridge University Press,Jonathan Cross
Pages: 286
ISBN: 0521627095
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Release: 2000-04-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond, this book covers in detail the many aspects of the voice.

Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music

Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music
Author: Tess Knighton,David Fallows
Pages: 428
ISBN: 0520210816
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Release: 1997
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With contributions from a range of internationally known early music scholars and performers, Tess Knighton and David Fallows provide a lively new survey of music and culture in Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to 1600. Fifty essays comment on the social, historical, theoretical, and performance contexts of the music and musicians of the period to offer fresh perspectives on musical styles, research sources, and performance practices of the medieval and Renaissance periods.

The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism
Author: Louise D'Arcens
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781107086715
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Release: 2016-02-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An introduction to medievalism offering a balance of accessibility and sophistication, with comprehensive overviews as well as detailed case studies.

Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music

Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music
Author: Tess Knighton,David Fallows
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9780520210813
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Release: 1998-03-26
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With contributions from a range of internationally known early music scholars and performers, Tess Knighton and David Fallows provide a lively new survey of music and culture in Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to 1600. Fifty essays comment on the social, historical, theoretical, and performance contexts of the music and musicians of the period to offer fresh perspectives on musical styles, research sources, and performance practices of the medieval and Renaissance periods.

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical
Author: William A. Everett,Paul R. Laird
Pages: 483
ISBN: 9781107114746
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Release: 2017-09-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An expanded and updated edition of this acclaimed, wide-ranging survey of musical theatre in New York, London, and elsewhere.

The Cambridge Companion to French Music

The Cambridge Companion to French Music
Author: Simon Trezise
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780521877947
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Release: 2015-02-19
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This accessible Companion provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive introduction to French music from the early middle ages to the present.

Discovering Medieval Song

Discovering Medieval Song
Author: Mark Everist
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781107010390
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Release: 2018-07-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comprehensive survey of the conductus over a period of more than one hundred years, demonstrating how music and poetry interact.

The Cambridge Companion to Berlioz

The Cambridge Companion to Berlioz
Author: Peter Bloom
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781107494060
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Release: 2000-08-24
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Still chiefly known as the extravagant composer of the Symphonie fantastique, Berlioz was an artist caught in the crossfire between the academic classicism of the French musical establishment and the romantic modernism of the Parisian musical scene. He was a thinker in an age that invented both the religion of art and the notion of the 'genius' who preached and practised it. This Companion contains essays by eminent scholars on Berlioz's place in nineteenth-century French cultural life, on his principal compositions (symphonies, overtures, operas, sacred works, songs), on his major writings (a delightful volume of memoires, a number of short stories, large quantities of music criticism, an orchestration treatise), on his direct and indirect encounters with other famous musicians (Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner), and on his legacy in France. The volume is framed by a detailed chronology of his life and a usefully annotated bibliography.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture
Author: Andrew Galloway
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781107495203
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Release: 2011-03-24
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The cultural life of England over the long period from the Norman Conquest to the Reformation was rich and varied, in ways that scholars are only now beginning to understand in detail. This Companion introduces a wide range of materials that constitute the culture, or cultures, of medieval England, across fields including political and legal history, archaeology, social history, art history, religion and the history of education. Above all it looks at the literature of medieval England in Latin, French and English, plus post-medieval perspectives on the 'Middle Ages'. In a linked series of essays experts in these areas show the complex relationships between them, building up a broad account of rich patterns of life and literature in this period. The essays are supplemented by a chronology and guide to further reading, helping students build on the unique access this volume provides to what can seem a very foreign culture.

Medieval Music Making and the Roman de Fauvel

Medieval Music Making and the Roman de Fauvel
Author: Emma Dillon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0521813719
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Release: 2002-10-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literature
Author: Simon Gaunt,Sarah Kay
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1139827871
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Release: 2008-04-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Medieval French literature encompasses 450 years of literary output in Old and Middle French, mostly produced in Northern France and England. These texts, including courtly lyrics, prose and verse romances, dits amoureux and plays, proved hugely influential for other European literary traditions in the medieval period and beyond. This Companion offers a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to literature composed in medieval French from its beginnings in the ninth century until the Renaissance. The essays are grounded in detailed analysis of canonical texts and authors such as the Chanson de Roland, the Roman de la Rose, Villon's Testament, Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut, Christine de Pisan and the Tristan romances. Featuring a chronology and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal companion for students and scholars in other fields wishing to discover the riches of the French medieval tradition.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Literature 1100 1500

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Literature 1100 1500
Author: Larry Scanlon
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9780521841672
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Release: 2009-06-18
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wide-ranging survey of the most important medieval authors and genres, designed for students of English.

The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments

The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments
Author: Trevor Herbert,John Wallace,Jonathan Cross
Pages: 341
ISBN: 0521565227
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Release: 1997-10-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A note on the measurement of brass instruments.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre
Author: Richard Beadle,Alan J. Fletcher
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139827928
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Release: 2008-07-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The drama of the English Middle Ages is perennially popular with students and theatre audiences alike, and this is an updated edition of a book which has established itself as a standard guide to the field. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre, second edition continues to provide an authoritative introduction and an up-to-date, illustrated guide to the mystery cycles, morality drama and saints' plays which flourished from the late fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries. The book emphasises regional diversity in the period and engages with the literary and particularly the theatrical values of the plays. Existing chapters have been revised and updated where necessary, and there are three entirely new chapters, including one on the cultural significance of early drama. A thoroughly revised reference section includes a guide to scholarship and criticism, an enlarged classified bibliography and a chronological table.

The Cambridge Companion to Raphael

The Cambridge Companion to Raphael
Author: Raphael,Marcia Hall,Marcia B. Hall
Pages: 415
ISBN: 052180809X
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Release: 2005-03-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines all facets of the High Renaissance painter Raphael.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Mysticism

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Mysticism
Author: Samuel Fanous,Vincent Gillespie
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139827669
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Release: 2011-05-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The widespread view that 'mystical' activity in the Middle Ages was a rarefied enterprise of a privileged spiritual elite has led to isolation of the medieval 'mystics' into a separate, narrowly defined category. Taking the opposite view, this book shows how individual mystical experience, such as those recorded by Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, is rooted in, nourished and framed by the richly distinctive spiritual contexts of the period. Arranged by sections corresponding to historical developments, it explores the primary vernacular texts, their authors, and the contexts that formed the expression and exploration of mystical experiences in medieval England. This is an excellent, insightful introduction to medieval English mystical texts, their authors, readers and communities. Featuring a guide to further reading and a chronology, the Companion offers an accessible overview for students of literature, history and theology.

Music in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Music in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Author: Iain Fenlon,Fellow of King's College Cambridge Lecturer in Music Iain Fenlon
Pages: 409
ISBN: 0521233283
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Release: 1981-05-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume consists of original papers first read at King's College, Cambridge, in 1979 at an international conference on medieval and Renaissance music. The contributors are distinguished in a wide variety of musicological interests but all are concerned in one way or another with pursuing the most urgent and promising directions for research in early music history. The result, far from being merely a further collection of essays applying well-tried approaches to familiar material, constantly seeks to expand the scope of musicology itself, and many of the contributions arc inter-disciplinary in method. The four main topics of the conference were carefully chosen, with some editorial control exercised for each session. This is reflected in four sections of closely related papers in the book. Two of these are concerned with the patronage of music: by the Church in fifteenth-century England, Italy and France, and in a broader context in Italy from 1450 to 1550. A group of essays on sixteenth-century instrumental music separates these, and the book concludes with five papers on theories of filiation as applied to music sources from the tenth to the sixteenth century.