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Medieval music / John Caldwell.


Bloomington, IL : Indiana University Press, [1978] .
ISBN 0253337313, 9780253337313

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Subjects Music
Music -- 500-1400 -- History and criticism.
Musik.
Musique -- 500-1400 -- Histoire et critique.
Description 304 pages : music ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-274 and indexes).
Summary Preface: In writing this book I have had in mind the needs of undergraduates and others who require a straightforward account of medieval music, above all in its technical aspects. There is in these pages little biography and almost no sociology, topics on which others are better equipped to write; on the other hand considerable attention is paid to notation, so often the key to musical style. I have regarded the Middle Ages as a phenomenon of the Christian West, with the consequent omission of Byzantine chant (except in passing in connection with the subject of modes), not to mention the music of Islam and 'medieval' oriental music generally. This has excluded the possibility of comparisons between these musical cultures and that of the West; but apart from my own lack of expertise it has to be confessed that this is an area in which subjective opinion counts for much and in which very little can be demonstrated with confidence. -- John Caldwell.
Contents List of tables -- Preface -- 1: Chant of the Latin liturgies to c 950 -- 2: Later Latin chant and derivative forms -- 3: Profane and vernacular monophonic song -- 4: Growth of polyphony, 900-1160 -- 5: Ars antiqua, 1160-1316 -- 6: French music in the fourteenth century -- 7: Italian music in the fourteenth century -- 8: English music from the Norman Conquest to the death of Dunstable -- 9: Fifteenth century, especially in France and the Low Countries -- Bibliography -- Indexes.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3631253
(OCoLC)ocm03631253
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Caldwell, John, 1938-
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