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Singing Early Music : The Pronunciation of European Languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance

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Praise for the cloth edition:"Commendable in its scholarship... should prove of interest to linguists, medievalists, and Renaissance academicians, as well as to fastidious performers of early music." -ChoiceSinging Early Music is a pioneering work of surpassing quality that cannot be too highly recommended." -Journal of SingingAddresses the needs of the performer directly, giving historical pronunciations for a range of languages [and] sample texts.... The CD that comes with the book will prove invaluable.... David Klausner's recording is admirably consistent and convincing across the wide range of languages." -Early Musicshow more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 178 x 248 x 26mm | 662.26g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253210267
  • 9780253210265
  • 461,139

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"... it certainly belongs in every institutional library and among the holdings of all those interested in any way in early music and literature. Singing Early Music is a pioneering work of surpassing quality that can not be too highly recommended." Journal of Singing "Commendable in its scholarship, this sturdily bound book should prove of interest to linguists, medievalists, and Renaissance academicians, as well as to fastidious performers of early music." Choice "This book ... addresses the needs of the performer directly, giving historical pronunciation for a range of languages, sample texts, and just enough explanation of how we know... " Early Music "... required study for any musician venturing seriously into the performance of early Western European vocal music." Notes "I highly recommend this book for singers and teachers of early music eager to add an extra dimension to their singing." European Journal of Early Musicshow more

About Timothy J McGee

Timothy J. McGee is Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Toronto, and author of Medieval and Renaissance Music: A Performer's Guide and Medieval Instrumental Dances (IUP, 1989).show more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsHow to Use This GuideCommon Abbreviations1. Introduction Phonetics, David N. Klausner Overview of European Languages, A. G. Rigg Latin, A. G. RiggBritain2. English, David N. Klausner Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts3. Sixteenth-Century Scots, David N. Klausner Sample Texts4. Anglo-Latin, A. G. Rigg Diachronic Sound Chart Sample TextsFrance5. Old French, Robert Taylor Diachronic Sound Chart Picard Sounds (Typical Picard Sounds) Sample Texts6. French Latin, Harold Copeman Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts7. Occitan, Robert Taylor Sample TextsIberian Peninsula8. Catalan, Beata FitzPatrick Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts9. Spanish (Castilian), James F. Burke Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts10. Spanish Latin, Harold Copeman Sample Texts11. Galician-Portuguese, Joseph T. Snow and James Burke Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts12. Portuguese Latin, Harold Copeman Sample TextsItaly13. Italian, Gianrenzo Clivio Sample Texts14. Italian Latin, harold Copeman Sample TextsGermany and the Low Countries15. Middle High German, Peter Frenzel Sample Texts16. Late Medieval German and Early New High German, Peter Frenzel Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts17. German Latin, Harold Copeman and Vera U. G. Scherr Sample Texts18. Flemish (Dutch), William Z. Shetter Sample Texts19. Netherlands Latin, harold Copeman Sample TextsGlossaryIndex to Compact DiskContributorsPhonetic Chart, David N. Klausnershow more

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