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Studies in the performance of late mediaeval music /
edited by Stanley Boorman.
imprint
Cambridge, [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
description
xv, 282 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., music.
ISBN
0521248191
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge, [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
isbn
0521248191
contents note
Fifteenth-century northern book painting and the a̲ c̲a̲p̲e̲l̲l̲a̲ question : an essay in iconographic method / James W. McKinnon -- The visualization of music through pictorial imagery and notation in late mediaeval France / Tilman Seebass -- The trecento harp / Howard Mayer Brown -- The 'reconstruction' of instrumental music : the interpretation of the earliest practical sources / Wulf Arlt -- Minesis and woodwind articulation in the fourteenth century / Margaret Paine Hasselman and David McGown -- Specific information on the ensembles for composed polyphony, 1400-1474 / David Fallows -- The performing ensemble for English church polyphony, c. 1320-c. 1390 / Roger Bowers -- Some evidence for French influence in northern Italy, c. 1400 / Anne Hallmark -- Parts with words and without words : the evidence for multiple texts in fifteenth-century Masses / Alejandro Enrique Planchart -- Fourteenth-century music with texts revealing performance practice / Ursula Günther.
general note
"The papers ... represent the proceedings of a conference on early music performance that was held in New York in the autumn of 1981 as part of the activities of a new Center for Early Music at New York University"--Pref.
catalogue key
45076
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Main Description
This volume presents a series of important essays by American and European scholars on some of the problems involved in attempting to perform music of the late Middle ages. The essays are based on papers read at a conference held at the New York University Center for Early Music in 1981 and they concern a varied selection of aspects of the subject; behind many lies an interest in the reopened question of how far instruments had a role in performing secular or sacred music. Among the questions tackled are: the types of harps found in fourteenth-century Italy, and their probable uses; the numbers of singers needed (with their ranges) for fourteenth-century English music; evidence for the use of instruments in the thirteenth century and for wind articulation in the late fourteenth; specific performing ensembles of the fifteenth century, and what they may have sung in a polyphonic Mass.
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This volume presents a series of important essays by American and European scholars on some of the problems involved in attempting to perform music of the late Middle Ages. The essays are based on papers read at a conference held at the New York University Center for Early Music in 1981.
Table of Contents
Fifteenth-century northern book painting and the a cappella question: an essay in iconographic method
The visualisation of music through pictorial imagery and notation in late mediaeval
The trecento harp
The 'reconstruction' of instrumental music: the interpretation of the earliest practical sources
Mimesis and woodwind articulation in the fourteenth century
Specific information on the ensembles for composed polyphony, 1400-1474
The performing ensemble for English church polyphony, c. 1320-c. 1390
Some evidence for French influence in northern Italy, c. 1400
Parts with words and without words: the evidence for multiple texts in fifteenth-century Masses Alejandro
Fourteenth-century music with texts revealing performance practice
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