Medieval Music-making and the Roman De Fauvel
By (author) Emma Dillon
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Medieval Music-making and the Roman De Fauvel by Emma Dillon
Book DescriptionThis book explores the role of music in an early fourteenth-century French manuscript (BN, fr. 146). The musical repertories found in this manuscript, particularly those interpolated into the Old French satire, the Roman de Fauvel, are frequently used to illuminate the wider history of French medieval music. This study sets the manuscript against the wider culture of Parisian book-making, showing how in devising new systems of design and folio layout, its creators developed a new kind of materiality in music: it illustrates how music is expressive in ways that are unperformable apart from its visual representation. This study is primarily concerned with the workings of fr. 146; however, it also argues that the new attitudes to (material) music-making embodied in that manuscript serve as a model for exploring other music manuscripts to emerge in late-medieval France.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521890663
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Emma Dillon
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The Sense of Sound is a radical recontextualization of French song, 1260-1330. Situating musical sound against sonorities of the city, madness, charivari, and prayer, it argues that the effect of verbal confusion popular in music abounds with audible associations, and that there was meaning in what is often heard as nonsensical.
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This book explores the role of music in an early fourteenth-century French manuscript.
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Author Biography - Emma Dillon
Emma Dillon is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. She specialises in French medieval music and is a contributor to Fauvel Studies (1998).
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