Music for Elizabethan Lutes

Music for Elizabethan Lutes : Osborn Commonplace-book Tablatures and Related Sources

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This work is a scholarly edition of a mid-16th-century manuscript in the Osborn Collection of the Beinecke Library, Yale University. The manuscript comprises a hitherto unpublished collection of music for lute, gittern and guitar, written in tabulature. John Ward has transcribed this music into modern notation and has provided a substantial introduction and commentary. The material will be of obvious interest to lutenists, to whom a valuable body of music now becomes available. There is much, moreover, to interest literary historians of the period, with insights into the development of popular verse and music, particularly in connection with the use of ballad tunes.show more

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  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 223.52 x 281.94 x 38.1mm | 1,678.28g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • frontispiece, 16 pp halftone plates, music examples in Vol. 1; Vol 2: music throughout, bibliography
  • 0193152649
  • 9780193152649

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"For institutions having graduate courses in Renaissance music and performance practice, the volumes will be a rich lode, to be mined time and time again. Highly recommended."--Choice"This book...is beautifully produced....Ward's scholarly thoroughness and precision...pervade the book, and this long-missing chapter in English music history will at last find a place on the library shelves."--Renaissance Quarterly"Ward's knowledge of the sources of English Lute music is without rival; he also brings to this work a broad knowledge of the culture of the Renaissance, not only in musical matters and not only in England, so that apparently trivial details find a context and gain significance....This is an important contribution to English musical studies."--NOTES "For institutions having graduate courses in Renaissance music and performance practice, the volumes will be a rich lode, to be mined time and time again. Highly recommended."--Choice "This book...is beautifully produced....Ward's scholarly thoroughness and precision...pervade the book, and this long-missing chapter in English music history will at last find a place on the library shelves."--Renaissance Quarterly "Ward's knowledge of the sources of English Lute music is without rival; he also brings to this work a broad knowledge of the culture of the Renaissance, not only in musical matters and not only in England, so that apparently trivial details find a context and gain significance....This is an important contribution to English musical studies."--NOTES "For institutions having graduate courses in Renaissance music and performance practice, the volumes will be a rich lode, to be mined time and time again. Highly recommended."--Choice "This book...is beautifully produced....Ward's scholarly thoroughness and precision...pervade the book, and this long-missing chapter in English music history will at last find a place on the library shelves."--Renaissance Quarterly "Ward's knowledge of the sources of English Lute music is without rival; he also brings to this work a broad knowledge of the culture of the Renaissance, not only in musical matters and not only in England, so that apparently trivial details find a context and gain significance....This is an important contribution to English musical studies."--NOTES "For institutions having graduate courses in Renaissance music and performance practice, the volumes will be a rich lode, to be mined time and time again. Highly recommended."--Choice"This book...is beautifully produced....Ward's scholarly thoroughness and precision...pervade the book, and this long-missing chapter in English music history will at last find a place on the library shelves."--Renaissance Quarterly"Ward's knowledge of the sources of English Lute music is without rival; he also brings to this work a broad knowledge of the culture of the Renaissance, not only in musical matters and not only in England, so that apparently trivial details find a context and gain significance....This is animportant contribution to English musical studies."--NOTESshow more