Guillaume de Machaut, The Complete Poetry and Music, Volume 9

Guillaume de Machaut, The Complete Poetry and Music, Volume 9 : The Motets

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Description

Guillaume de Machaut, a pioneer of a new school of lyric compositions, is the most important poet and composer of late medieval France. This long overdue new edition of Machaut's twenty-three motets, the largest surviving collection of such works by a single composer in this period, is based on the most authoritative of the surviving manuscripts and is designed to meet the needs both of advanced scholars and musicians as well as students and performers. This user-friendly format indicates variants on the scores and has a layout that makes each work's structure clearly visible; the lyrics, with full English translation, are presented at the end of each work. The supporting materials include: an introduction that discusses the life of the author and his artistic achievement and provides fresh insights into the poetry and music of the motets; notes for their performance and pronunciation; an art-historical commentary on the accompanying manuscript illuminations; and detailed commentaries, including collation of manuscript variants, for each motet.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 210 x 260 x 17.78mm | 598.74g
  • Kalamazoo, United States
  • English, French, Latin
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 15 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1580442870
  • 9781580442879
  • 2,553,995

Table of contents

Introduction

Art historical commentary

Edition of the motets, with their lyrics and English translation

Commentaries

Bibliography
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About R. Barton Palmer

Dr. Jacques Boogaart taught historical musicology at Utrecht University and at Amsterdam University until his retirement in 2014. His recent publications include "Folie couvient avoir: Citation and Transformation in Machaut's Musical Works - Gender Change and Transgression," in Y. Plumley [et al.], eds., Citation, Intertextuality and Memory (Exeter 2011). R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University, and the editor/translator of many Middle French texts, including works by Machaut.
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