The Resource Companion to medieval and renaissance music, edited by Tess Knighton and David Fallows

Companion to medieval and renaissance music, edited by Tess Knighton and David Fallows

Label
Companion to medieval and renaissance music
Title
Companion to medieval and renaissance music
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tess Knighton and David Fallows
Title variation
  • Companion to medieval & renaissance music
  • Medieval & renaissance music
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music is a fascinating new survey of the music and culture of Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to 1600. With almost 50 essays on the social, historical, theoretical, and performance contexts of the music and musicians of the period, prepared by 45 contributors, including such internationally known scholars and performers as Reinhold Strohm, Christopher Page, Margaret Bent, Bruno Turner, Thomas Binkley, and Paul Hillier, the Companion offers fresh perspectives on the musical styles, research sources, and performance practices of the medieval and Renaissance eras. The book is divided into six parts. Part I, "The Music of the Past and the Modern Ear," examines the quality of medieval and Renaissance compositions, the English a cappella heresy, medieval recording history, medieval performance practices, and fundamental questions of authenticity. Part II, "Aspects of Music and Society," discusses mainstream and provincial music and the dissemination of ideas in the Middle Ages, the critical role of endowments in the flourishing of sacred polyphony, women's history and early music, and the medieval conception of the "true musician." Part III, "Questions of Form and Style," covers vocal and instrumental genres, and techniques of composition; it includes striking essays on chant, monophonic song, early Western polyphony, mass polyphony, Polyphonic song, keyboard music of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the medieval fiddle, and Renaissance wind ensembles. Part IV, "Using the Evidence," explores medieval music iconography, music in Italian Renaissance painting, archival research, and the challenge of orally transmitted music. Part V, "Pre-Performance Decisions," examines the medieval modal system; the role of the editor; and Renaissance pitch, underlay, and pronunciation. Part VI, "Performance Techniques," discusses such performance problems as vernacular pronunciation, tuning, tempo, reconstructing lost voices, and instrumental accompaniment. The Companion also features an extensive glossary, a chronology, end-of-chapter bibliographies, and 50 illustrations
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML172
LC item number
.C65 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1957-
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  • Knighton, Tess
  • Fallows, David
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Music
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Musik
Label
Companion to medieval and renaissance music, edited by Tess Knighton and David Fallows
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by The Orion Pub. Group, Ltd."--Verso t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The work is not the performance
  • Thomas Binkley
  • Beyond authenticity
  • Peter Phillips
  • Hard-sell, scholarship and silly titles
  • Philip Pickett
  • Centre and periphery : mainstream and provincial music
  • Reinhard Strohm
  • The meeting of sacred ritual and secular piety : endowments for music
  • Barbara Haggh
  • The good, the bad and the boring
  • Ritual reflections
  • Keith Falconer
  • Musicus and cantor
  • Christopher Page
  • A day in the life of Francisco de Peñalosa
  • Tess Knighton
  • A portrait of Sir Henry Unton
  • Anthony Rooley
  • Women's history and early music
  • Laura W. Macy
  • Daniel-Leech Wilkinson
  • Chant, or the politics of inscription
  • Katherine Bergeron
  • Monophonic song : questions of category
  • Ardis Butterfield
  • Early Western polyphony
  • Hendrik van der Werf
  • The late-medieval motet
  • Margaret Bent
  • Mass polyphony
  • Philip T. Jackson
  • Value judgments in music of the Renaissance
  • Polyphonic song
  • David Fallows
  • Genre and function : some thoughts on Italian secular vocal music in the sixteenth century
  • Margaret Mabbett
  • Fourteenth- and fifteenth-century keyboard music
  • Lewis Jones
  • Plucked instruments : silver tones of a golden age
  • Hopkinson Smith
  • The medieval fiddle : reflections of a performer
  • Randall Cook
  • James Haar
  • On the trail of ensemble music in the fifteenth century
  • Crawford Young
  • Wind ensembles in the Renaissance
  • Lorenz Welker
  • Musical design and the rise of the cyclic mass
  • Gareth Curtis
  • Borrowed music : "allez regrets" and the use of pre-existent material
  • Irena Cholij
  • Music and pictures in the Middle Ages
  • Elizabeth C. Teviotdale
  • The English a capella heresy
  • Music in Italian Renaissance painting
  • Iain Fenlon
  • Echoes of the past in the present
  • Stevie Wishart
  • Surviving instruments
  • Lewis Jones
  • Unwritten and written music
  • Reinhard Strohm
  • Researching the past : archival studies
  • Frederick Hammond
  • Christopher Page
  • A manuscript case-study
  • Michael Noone
  • The editor : diplomat or dictator?
  • Bruno Turner
  • Mode
  • Liane Curtis
  • Musica ficta
  • Rob C. Wegman
  • Renaissance pitch
  • Kenneth Kreitner
  • Going down on record
  • Is underlay necessary?
  • Honey Meconi
  • Restored pronunciation
  • Alison Wray
  • Finding the right context : where to perform early music
  • Jan Nuchelmans
  • Framing the life of the words
  • Paul Hillier
  • Reconstructing lost voices
  • John Potter
  • Tess Knighton
  • Pythagoras at the forge : tuning in early music
  • Rogers Covey-Crump
  • Tempo to 1500
  • Richard Sherr
  • Tempo and tactus after 1500
  • Ephraim Segerman
  • Divisions in Renaissance music
  • Bernard Thomas
  • "Perfect" instruments
  • Andrew Lawrence-King
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xx, 428 pages
Isbn
9780028712215
Lccn
92032213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26547076
  • (OCoLC)ocm26547076
Label
Companion to medieval and renaissance music, edited by Tess Knighton and David Fallows
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by The Orion Pub. Group, Ltd."--Verso t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The work is not the performance
  • Thomas Binkley
  • Beyond authenticity
  • Peter Phillips
  • Hard-sell, scholarship and silly titles
  • Philip Pickett
  • Centre and periphery : mainstream and provincial music
  • Reinhard Strohm
  • The meeting of sacred ritual and secular piety : endowments for music
  • Barbara Haggh
  • The good, the bad and the boring
  • Ritual reflections
  • Keith Falconer
  • Musicus and cantor
  • Christopher Page
  • A day in the life of Francisco de Peñalosa
  • Tess Knighton
  • A portrait of Sir Henry Unton
  • Anthony Rooley
  • Women's history and early music
  • Laura W. Macy
  • Daniel-Leech Wilkinson
  • Chant, or the politics of inscription
  • Katherine Bergeron
  • Monophonic song : questions of category
  • Ardis Butterfield
  • Early Western polyphony
  • Hendrik van der Werf
  • The late-medieval motet
  • Margaret Bent
  • Mass polyphony
  • Philip T. Jackson
  • Value judgments in music of the Renaissance
  • Polyphonic song
  • David Fallows
  • Genre and function : some thoughts on Italian secular vocal music in the sixteenth century
  • Margaret Mabbett
  • Fourteenth- and fifteenth-century keyboard music
  • Lewis Jones
  • Plucked instruments : silver tones of a golden age
  • Hopkinson Smith
  • The medieval fiddle : reflections of a performer
  • Randall Cook
  • James Haar
  • On the trail of ensemble music in the fifteenth century
  • Crawford Young
  • Wind ensembles in the Renaissance
  • Lorenz Welker
  • Musical design and the rise of the cyclic mass
  • Gareth Curtis
  • Borrowed music : "allez regrets" and the use of pre-existent material
  • Irena Cholij
  • Music and pictures in the Middle Ages
  • Elizabeth C. Teviotdale
  • The English a capella heresy
  • Music in Italian Renaissance painting
  • Iain Fenlon
  • Echoes of the past in the present
  • Stevie Wishart
  • Surviving instruments
  • Lewis Jones
  • Unwritten and written music
  • Reinhard Strohm
  • Researching the past : archival studies
  • Frederick Hammond
  • Christopher Page
  • A manuscript case-study
  • Michael Noone
  • The editor : diplomat or dictator?
  • Bruno Turner
  • Mode
  • Liane Curtis
  • Musica ficta
  • Rob C. Wegman
  • Renaissance pitch
  • Kenneth Kreitner
  • Going down on record
  • Is underlay necessary?
  • Honey Meconi
  • Restored pronunciation
  • Alison Wray
  • Finding the right context : where to perform early music
  • Jan Nuchelmans
  • Framing the life of the words
  • Paul Hillier
  • Reconstructing lost voices
  • John Potter
  • Tess Knighton
  • Pythagoras at the forge : tuning in early music
  • Rogers Covey-Crump
  • Tempo to 1500
  • Richard Sherr
  • Tempo and tactus after 1500
  • Ephraim Segerman
  • Divisions in Renaissance music
  • Bernard Thomas
  • "Perfect" instruments
  • Andrew Lawrence-King
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xx, 428 pages
Isbn
9780028712215
Lccn
92032213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26547076
  • (OCoLC)ocm26547076

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