John Tucke (Oxford Monographs on Music Series): A Case Study in Early Tudor Music Theory

John Tucke (Oxford Monographs on Music Series): A Case Study in Early Tudor Music Theory

by Ronald Woodley, John Tucke
     
 

Much valuable research has been accomplished in recent years on the "practical" manuscript sources, both complete and fragmentary, of music from later medieval Britain and the institutions in which it flourished. It has been much more difficult to draw out the theoretical context in which composers at the time operated, and the social and educational

Overview

Much valuable research has been accomplished in recent years on the "practical" manuscript sources, both complete and fragmentary, of music from later medieval Britain and the institutions in which it flourished. It has been much more difficult to draw out the theoretical context in which composers at the time operated, and the social and educational relationships through which a musical career could be constructed in this important period for British polyphonic music. The chance survival of a manuscript notebook compiled in the first few decades of the sixteenth century by the musician and teacher John Tucke enables one individual case study to be examined in some detail. Taking this manuscript as its starting point, this book traces Tucke's career, in so far as it can be reconstructed from available archival sources, and presents the texts of some of the most intriguing material from his notebook, attempting to relate its often enigmatic contents to the wider context of early Tudor music and its production.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198163343
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/16/1993
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Music Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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