The Cambridge History of Music: The Cambridge History of Medieval Music 2 Volume Hardback Set

The Cambridge History of Music: The Cambridge History of Medieval Music 2 Volume Hardback Set

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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 trouveres 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 collections.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1226 pages
  • 187 x 253 x 110mm | 2,570g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 276 Printed music items; 43 Halftones, black and white; 11 Line drawings, black and white
  • 0521513480
  • 9780521513487
  • 1,148,315

Table of contents

Volume 1: 1. Musical legacies from the ancient world Peter Jeffery; 2. Origins and transmission of Franco-Roman chant Andreas Pfisterer; 3. Sources of Romano-Frankish liturgy and music Joseph Dyer; 4. Regional liturgies: Spanish, Beneventan, Gallican, Milanese Terence Bailey; 5. Nova cantica Jeremy Llewellyn; 6. Music and prosopography Margot Fassler; 7. The silence of medieval singers Benjamin Bagby and Katarina Livljanic; 8. Notation I Thomas Kelly; 9. Tropes Andreas Haug; 10. Sequence Lori Kruckenburg; 11. Music theory Thomas Christensen; 12. Vernacular song: lyric Elizabeth Aubrey; 13. Vernacular song: romance Anne Ibos-Auge; 14. Instruments and their music Nigel Wilkins; 15. Teaching and learning music Anna-Maria Busse Berger; 16. Music in drama David Klausner; 17. The sources Stanley Boorman; 18. The revival of medieval music John Haines; 19. Medieval performance practice Timothy McGee; 20. Issues in the modern performance of medieval music John Potter; Volume 2: 21. Institutions and foundations Alejandro Planchart; 22. Notation II Lawrence Earp; 23. Rhythm and metre John Caldwell; 24. Tonal organisation in polyphony, 1150-1400 Peter Lefferts; 25. Liturgy and plainchant, 1150-1570 Peter Lefferts and Roman Hankeln; 26. Early polyphony James Grier; 27. Notre Dame Edward Roesner; 28. Liturgical polyphony after 1300 Karl Kugle; 29. The emergence of polyphonic song Mark Everist; 30. Vernacular song: polyphony Elizabeth Eva Leach; 31. The thirteenth-century motet Rebecca Baltzer; 32. The fourteenth-century motet Alice Clark; 33. Latin song I: songs and songbooks from the ninth to the thirteenth century Helen Deeming; 34. Latin song II: the music and texts of the conductus Thomas Payne; 35. Trecento I: secular music Michael Cuthbert; 36. Trecento II: sacred music and motets in Italy and the East from 1300 until the end of the schism Michael Cuthbert; 37. Ars subtilior Anne Stone; 38. Citational practice in the later Middle Ages Yolanda Plumley; 39. 'Medieval music' or 'early European music'? Reinhard Strohm.
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About Mark Everist

Mark Everist is Professor of Music at the University of Southampton. His previous publications include Mozart's Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture (2013), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music (Cambridge, 2011), and French Motets in the Thirteenth Century (Cambridge, 1994). Thomas Forrest Kelly is Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University, Massachusetts, and has published numerous works including Early Music: A Very Short Introduction (2011), The Exultet in Southern Italy (1997) and the Kinkeldey Award-winning The Beneventan Chant (Cambridge, 1989).
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