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Description - Music in Medieval Europe by Alma Santosuosso

This book presents the most recent findings of twenty of the foremost European and North American researchers into the music of the Middle Ages. The chronological scope of their topics is wide, from the ninth to the fifteenth century. Wide too is the range of the subject matter: included are essays on ecclesiastical chant, early and late (and on the earliest and latest of its supernumerary tropes, monophonic and polyphonic); on the innovative and seminal polyphony of Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Latin poetry associated with the great cathedral; on the liturgy of Paris, Rome and Milan; on musical theory; on the emotional reception of music near the end of the medieval period and the emergence of modern sensibilities; even on methods of encoding the melodies that survive from the Middle Ages, encoding that makes it practical to apply computer-assisted analysis to their vast number. The findings presented in this book will be of interest to those engaged by music and the liturgy, active researchers and students. All the papers are carefully and extensively documented by references to medieval sources.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754652397
ISBN-10: 0754652394
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alma Santosuosso

Terence Bailey is Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Alma Santosuosso is Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Laszlo Dobszay, Jane Morlet Hardie, Ruth Steiner, John Caldwell, Barbara Haggh, Michel Huglo, Alma Santosuosso, Theodore Karp, William John Summers, Rebecca A. Baltzer, James John Boyce, Dolores Pesce, David Hughes, James Borders, Joseph Dyer, Thomas B. Payne, Philip Weller, Terence Bailey, Andrew Hughes, Alejandro Enrique Planchart, David Hiley.

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