Canons and Canonic Techniques, 14th-16th Centuries: Theory, Practice, and Reception History Proceedings of the International Conference, Leuven, 4-6 October 2005

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Although canons pervade music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, they have not received proportionate attention in the musicological literature. The contributions in this book shed light on canons and canonic techniques from a wide range of perspectives, such as music theory and analysis, compositional and performance practice, palaeography and notation, as well as listening expectations and strategies. Especially in the case of riddle canons, insights from other disciplines such as literature, theology, ...

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Overview

Although canons pervade music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, they have not received proportionate attention in the musicological literature. The contributions in this book shed light on canons and canonic techniques from a wide range of perspectives, such as music theory and analysis, compositional and performance practice, palaeography and notation, as well as listening expectations and strategies. Especially in the case of riddle canons, insights from other disciplines such as literature, theology, iconography, emblematics, and philosophy have proved crucial for a better understanding and interpretation of how such pieces were created. The essays extend from the early period of canonic writing to the seventeenth century, ending with three contributions concerned with the reception history of medieval and Renaissance canons in music and writings on music from the Age of Enlightenment to the present. This book was awarded the Special Citation by the Society for Music Theory in November 2008.

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     IX
List of Figures     XI
List of Tables     XIII
List of Music Examples     XV
Contributors     XXI
Abbreviations     XXV
Introduction   Katelijne Schiltz     1
The Early Canon as Imitatio naturae   Oliver Huck     7
Mensural Virtuosity in Non-Fugal Canons c. 1350 to 1450   Virginia Newes     19
The Canons of the Old Hall Manuscript: Music and the Structuring of National Representation   Oliver Vogel     47
Canons, palindromes musicaux et textes poetiques dans les chansons de l'Ars nova   Gilles Dulong     61
The Mirror of the Text: Reflections in Ma fin est mon commencement   Michael Eisenberg     83
Heinrich Isaac, Ludwig Senfl, and a Fugal Hexachord   Adam Knight Gilbert     111
Canonic Technique in a L'homme arme Mass by Pierre de la Rue (?)   Eric Rice     125
Constructing a Canonic Pitch Spiral: The Case of Salve radix   Theodor Dumitrescu     141
The Persistence of Exact Canon throughout the Sixteenth Century   Peter Urquhart     171
Resonances of Josquin in Later Inviolata Settings   Stephen Rice     197
Canon and CantusFirmus for the Edification of the Laity in Early Lutheran Music   Mattias Olof Lundberg     221
Verborgene Botschaften? Augsburger Kanons von 1548   Thomas Roder     235
'Sursum deorsum aguntur res mortalium': Canons in Magnificat Settings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and the Case of Mattheus Le Maistre's Magnificat sexti toni   Stefan Gasch     253
Cantus firmus und Kanon: Anmerkungen zu Ludwig Dasers Missa Pater noster   Bernhold Schmid     283
Two Treasure Chests of Canonic Antiquities: The Collections of Hermann Finck and Lodovico Zacconi   Bonnie J. Blackburn     303
A Dying Art: Canonic Inscriptions and Canonic Techniques in the Sixteenth-Century Papal Chapel Repertory   Thomas Schmidt-Beste     339
'Sapienti pauca': The Canones et Echo sex vocibus ... eiusdem dialogi (1572) of Don Lodovico Agostini   Laurie Stras     357
Tallis's Service 'of Five Parts Two in One' Re-evaluated   Andrew Johnstone     381
'Sufficient to quench the thirst of the most insaciate scholler whatsoeuer': George Waterhouse's 1,163 Canons on the Plainsong Miserere   Denis Collins     407
On the Discrepant Role of Canonic Techniques as Reflected in Enlightened Writings about Music   Oliver Wiener     421
Survivance du canon enigmatique au debut du XIXe siecle: Le cas de Sigismund Neukomm   Luciane Beduschi     445
Steve Reich's Proverb, Canon, and a Little Wittgenstein   Ronald Woodley     457
Index of Compositions     483
General Index     491
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