Music in the Age of the Renaissance / Edition 1

Music in the Age of the Renaissance / Edition 1

by Leeman L. Perkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393046087

ISBN-13: 9780393046083

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A richly detailed portrait of the music and surrounding culture in one of history's most creative eras.Music in the Age of the Renaissance, written by one of the country's leading scholars, brings to life the musical styles and genres that mark this humanistic period of artistic and scientific revolution. In his compelling treatment of how the music was developed and…  See more details below

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A richly detailed portrait of the music and surrounding culture in one of history's most creative eras.Music in the Age of the Renaissance, written by one of the country's leading scholars, brings to life the musical styles and genres that mark this humanistic period of artistic and scientific revolution. In his compelling treatment of how the music was developed and transmitted, Professor Leeman Perkins grounds his narrative firmly in political, religious, social, and cultural history, opening a window onto the lavish courts, magnificent churches, and thriving urban centers in which music played such a vital role. The latest, best, and most comprehensive survey of Renaissance music to appear in over forty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393046083
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1152
Sales rank:
774,611
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1The Historical Perspective
1Music in the Historical Renaissance21
2The Christian Church as Patron of Music55
3Music at the Secular Courts88
4Music in the Urban Context125
5The Musical Sources174
Pt. 2The Fifteenth Century: The Consolidation of Genres and Styles
6The Contenance Angloise: English Music at Home and Abroad212
7French Secular Music of the Fifteenth Century257
8The Motet in the Fifteenth Century309
9Liturgical Polyphony for Office and Mass328
10Liturgical Polyphony for the Mass352
11Secular Polyphony on the Italian Peninsula391
12Sacred Polyphony in Italy429
13Polyphony in Germany: Indigenous Traditions457
14Polyphony on the Iberian Peninsula481
Pt. 3The Sixteenth Century: The Established Genres and Stylistic Change
15The Motet as Genre and Compositional Type507
16Liturgical Polyphony for the Office541
17Liturgical Polyphony for the Mass574
18Secular Polyphony in France607
19The Madrigal649
20Songs and Madrigals in England703
21Music of the Protestant Reformation: Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, and England724
22Performance Practice and Instrumental Music757
23Instrumental Repertories: The Sources776
24The Instrumental Genres789
25The Final Synthesis867
AppendixThe Conceptualization of Music in the Renaissance969
Genealogies1058
Bibliography1061
Credits1091
Index1095

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