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Description - Secular Renaissance Music by Sean Gallagher

Secular music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries encompasses an extraordinarily wide range of works and practices: courtly love songs, music for civic festivities, instrumental music, entertainments provided by minstrels, the unwritten traditions of solo singing, and much else. This collection of essays addresses many of these practices, with a focus on polyphonic settings of vernacular texts, examining their historical and stylistic contexts, their transmission in written and printed sources, questions of performance, and composers' approaches to text setting. Essays have been selected to reflect the wide range of topics that have occupied scholars in recent decades, and taken together, they point to the more general significance of secular music within a broad complex of cultural practices and institutions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754629467
ISBN-10: 0754629465
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 169mm x mm)
Pages: 688
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher is Visiting Associate Professor of Musicology, Boston University, USA. James Haar, David Fallows, Joshua Rifkin, Stanley Boorman, Donna G. Cardamone, Martin Staehelin, Honey Meconi, Lawrence F. Bernstein, William F. Prizer, Kate van Orden, Ludwig Finscher, Sean Gallagher, Blake Wilson, Nino Pirrotta, Massimo Ossi, Tess Knighton, Howard Mayer Brown, Jeanice Brooks, Anthony Newcomb, John Ward, Keith Polk, Martha Feldman.

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