Medieval Music-Making and the Roman de Fauvel

Medieval Music-Making and the Roman de Fauvel

by Emma Dillon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521890667

ISBN-13: 9780521890663

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the role of music in an early fourteenth-century French manuscript. It sets the manuscript against the wider culture of Parisian book-making, showing how in devising new systems of design and folio layout, its creators developed a new kind of materiality in music. It also illustrates how music is expressive in ways that are unperformable apart

Overview

This book explores the role of music in an early fourteenth-century French manuscript. It sets the manuscript against the wider culture of Parisian book-making, showing how in devising new systems of design and folio layout, its creators developed a new kind of materiality in music. It also illustrates how music is expressive in ways that are unperformable apart from its visual representation, and argues that the new attitudes to material music making embodied in the manuscript serve as a model for exploring other music manuscripts to emerge in late medieval France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521890663
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism Series, #9
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
881,266
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. Contexts; 2. Music and the book: approaches to the interpretation of manuscripts; 3. Chaillou's authorial presence; Interpolation: the conquest of the parchment; 4. Author and scribe: a compiler for fr. 146; 5. Music and the narratives of compilation; 6. The poetic uses of song space.

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