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Cori Spezzati (2 Volume Paperback Set)
     

Cori Spezzati (2 Volume Paperback Set)

by Anthony Carver
 

ISBN-10: 0521106613

ISBN-13: 9780521106610

Pub. Date: 04/02/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Cori Spezzati deals with polychoral church music from its beginnings in the first few decades of the sixteenth century to its climax in the work of Giovanni Gabrieli and Heinrich Schutz. In polychoral music the singers, sometimes with instrumentalists also, were split into two (or more) groups that often engaged in lively dialogue and joined in majestic tutti

Overview

Cori Spezzati deals with polychoral church music from its beginnings in the first few decades of the sixteenth century to its climax in the work of Giovanni Gabrieli and Heinrich Schutz. In polychoral music the singers, sometimes with instrumentalists also, were split into two (or more) groups that often engaged in lively dialogue and joined in majestic tutti climaxes. The first volume draws on contemporary descriptions of the idiom, especially from the writings of Vicentino and Zarlino, but concentrates in the main on musical analysis, showing how antiphonal chanting (such as that of the psalms), dialogue and canon influenced the phenomenon. Polychoral music often has been considered synonymus not only with Venetian music but with impressive pomp. Anthony Carver's study shows that it was cultivated by many composers outside Venice - in Rome, all over northern Italy, in Catholic and Protestant areas of Germany, in Spain and the New World - and that it was as capable of quiet devotion or mannerist expressionism as of outgoing pomp. Perhaps most important, music by several major composers about which there is still surprisingly little in the literature is treated in depth: the Gabriels, Lasso, Palestrina, Victoria, and several German masters. The companion volume offers an anthology of seventeen complete pieces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521106610
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/02/2009
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
9.84(w) x 12.80(h) x 2.76(d)

Table of Contents

Volume I: Cori spezzati: The Development of sacred polychoral music to the time of Schutz; Volume II: Cori spezzati: An anthology of sacred polychoral music.

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