Machaut's Mass

Machaut's Mass : An Introduction

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Machaut's "Messe de Notre Dame" stands as an enduring monument of medieval musical art. As such it is one of the most widely studied and performed works of music written before 1600. The Mass itself, however, is surrounded by uncertainty. Its date of composition is unknown, its purpose is unclear and its construction yields much ambiguity. Daniel Leech-Wilkinson has now prepared a modern performing edition of this work, and this companion volume defines his editorial methods in the context of the controversies surrounding the principles of editing music of this period, and indeed of the many different interpretations of the compositional structure and function of the more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 215mm | 420g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • music examples, bibliography, index
  • 0193163330
  • 9780193163331

Table of contents

Part 1 Machaut and the Mass. Part 2 Construction: formal choices; Kyrie Gloria and Credo; Sanctus; Agnus Dei; Ite missa est. Part 3 Elaboration: four-part conception and composition; prolongations. Part 4 Coherence: mode change; lower-voice counterpoint; four-part harmony; rhythmic coherence; motives; quotations; developments; satellite more

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