Everist, Mark | The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music

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Language: English

Edition: CUP (2011) - 512 p.

State: New

From the emergence of plainsong to the end of the fourteenth century, this Companion covers all the key aspects of medieval music. Divided into three main sections, the book first of all discusses repertory, styles and techniques – the key areas of traditional music histories; next taking a topographical view of the subject – from Italy, German-speaking lands, and the Iberian Peninsula; and concludes with chapters on such issues as liturgy, vernacular poetry and reception. Rather than presenting merely a chronological view of the history of medieval music, the volume instead focuses on technical and cultural aspects of the subject. Over nineteen informative chapters, fifteen world-leading scholars give a perspective on the music of the Middle Ages that will serve as a point of orientation for the informed listener and reader, and is a must-have guide for anyone with an interest in listening to and understanding medieval music.

Table of Contents

Introduction Mark Everist
Part I. Repertory, Styles and Techniques: 1. Plainsong Susan Boynton
2. Enriching the Gregorian heritage Michael McGrade
3. Early polyphony to c. 1200 Sarah Fuller
4. The thirteenth century Mark Everist
5. The fourteenth century Elizabeth Eva Leach
Part II. Topography: 6. England Peter Lefferts
7. Italy to 1300 Marco Gozzi
8. The trecento Marco Gozzi
9. The Iberian Peninsula Nicolas Bell
10. Music east of the Rhine Robert Curry
Part III. Themes, Topics and Trajectories: 11. Music and liturgy Sam Barrett
12. Vernacular poetry and music Ardis Butterfield
13. Latin poetry and music Leofranc Holford-Strevens
14. Compositional trajectories Peter Lefferts
15. Secular institutions and ecclesiastical foundations Rebecca Baltzer
16. Theory and notation Dolores Pesce
17. Music manuscripts Emma Dillon
18. The geography of medieval music Christopher Page
19. Reception Lawrence Earp