The Early Middle Ages to 1300

The Early Middle Ages to 1300

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This is a completely revised edition of the second volume of the New Oxford History of Music. In the last three decades there has been intense interest in the music of the Middle Ages and great advances in research have been made in facts as well as interpretation. Drawing on the work of leading British and American scholars, this volume presents an informed, up-to-date picture of a broad spectrum of music from the fourth century AD to 1300. Beginning with Christian chant in the Mediterranean, it continues through Latin ('Gregorian') chant, liturgical drama, medieval song, instrumental music, and early polyphony down to the monumental organa composed at the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris in the twelfth century. Over 200 musical examples help to illustrate the discussion of 1,000 years of rich and complex musical development. Contributors: John Stevens, Milo's Velimirovic, Kenneth Levy, Richard Crocker, Susan Rankin, Christopher Page, Sarah Fuller, and Janet Knapp.show more

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  • Hardback | 824 pages
  • 154.94 x 248.92 x 48.26mm | 1,451.49g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 8 pp black and white plates
  • 0193163292
  • 9780193163294

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the Oxford History volumes are among the most heavily used of all books on music ... they have held their place as the first point of reference * Early Music * The clearly headlined sections ... facilitate use for quick reference ... The balance between describing historical development and understanding the music is well kept. * Early Music News *show more

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In the last three decades there has been intense interest in the music of the Middle ages and great advances in research have been made in facts as well as interpretation. Drawing on the work of leading British and American scholars, this volume presents an informed, up-to-date picture of a broad spectrum of music from about the fourth century AD to 1300.show more

Table of contents

PART I: CHRISTIAN CHANT OF THE EASTERN CHURCHES: Milos Velimirovic: Christian chant in Syria, Armenia, Egypt, and Ethiopia; Byzantine chant; PART II: CHRISTIAN CHANT OF THE WESTERN CHURCHES: Kenneth Levy: Latin chant outside the Roman tradition; Richard Crocker: Liturgical materials of Roman chant; Chants of the Roman office; Chants of the Roman Mass; PART III: MEDIEVAL MONOPHONY IN WESTERN EUROPE: Richard Crocker: Medieval chant; Susan Rankin: Liturgical drama; John Stevens: Medieval song; PART IV: MEDIEVAL POLYPHONY IN WESTERN EUROPE: Christopher Page: Instruments and Instrumental Music before 1300; Sarah Fuller: Early Polyphony; Janet Knapp: Polyphony at Notre Dame of Paris; Richard Crocker: French polyphony of the thirteenth century; Polyphony in England in the thirteenth centuryshow more

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