The Well-enchanting Skill

The Well-enchanting Skill : Music, Poetry and Drama in the Culture of the Renaissance - Essays in Honour of F.W.Sternfeld

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These essays are published to mark the 75th birthday of F. W. Sternfeld. The essays are grouped under three main headings: "Music, Theatre, and Text in the Italian Renaissance", "Music and Theatre in 17th-Century England" and "English Music and English Poetry". The work is aimed at musicologists, and students of Renaissance poetry, music, and drama.
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  • Hardback | 285 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 25.4mm | 629g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous music examples, index
  • 0193161249
  • 9780193161245

Table of contents

Foreword by Sir Michael Tippett; Preface; Part I: Music, Theatre, and Text in the Italian Renaissance : Howard M. Brown: Music for Italian plays in the mid-sixteenth century; Jane Glover: Reality and unreality in seventeenth-century Venetian opera; Carolyn Gianturco: Text and music in the Italian seventeenth-century cantata; Eleanor Selfridge-Field: Celestial image and musical affect; Silke Leopold: Music and text in seventeenth-century Italy; Part II: Music and the Theatre in Seventeenth-Century England : David Lindley: Shakespeare's provoking music; Christopher Wilson: Music and poetry in Campion's Masques; Peter Walls: "Let monarchs fight": The resotration residue of the Stuart Court masque; Peter Holamn: Grabu's music for Valentinian ; Elizabeth Mackenzie: Milton's opera; Part III: English Music and English Poetry : John Caldwell: "O death rock me asleep": A reconstruction; John Stevens: Sir Philip Sidney and `Versified music'; John Ward: "And who but Lady Greensleeves?"; David Greer: "A farewell dear love": The history of an Elizabethan air; Mary Chan: The repertoire of a seventeenth-century music meeting; Katharine Duncan-Jones: Elizabethan funeral elegies; John Carey: Milton's harmonious sisters.
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