Music in the Medieval English Liturgy: Plainsong and Medii'Aval Music Society Centennial Essays

Music in the Medieval English Liturgy: Plainsong and Medii'Aval Music Society Centennial Essays

by Susan Rankin, David Hiley
     
 

This collection of essays celebrates the work of the Plainsong and Mediaeval Music society and was written in particular to celebrate their centenary. Founded in 1888, the Society quickly established two areas of activity: to propagate information on medieval music and to revitalize the Anglican liturgy with the riches of the plainchant of the Roman Rite.

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This collection of essays celebrates the work of the Plainsong and Mediaeval Music society and was written in particular to celebrate their centenary. Founded in 1888, the Society quickly established two areas of activity: to propagate information on medieval music and to revitalize the Anglican liturgy with the riches of the plainchant of the Roman Rite. Focusing on the scholarly side of the society's activities, the essays reflect the founders' interest in medieval music, both monophonic and polyphonic, and, particularly, their concern with chant. The contributors are among the most distinguished scholars of medieval music of recent years. Their essays are complemented by many music examples and a number of line drawings.

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ISBN-13:
9780193161252
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1The Plainsong & Mediaeval Music Society, 1888-19881
ILiturgy and Liturgical Music in the Eleventh Century
2Unica in the Cotton Caligula Troper11
3Remarks on the Alleluia and Responsory Series in the Winchester Troper47
4Winchester Polyphony: The Early Theory and Practice of Organum59
5Stylistic Layers in Eleventh-Century Polyphony: How can the Continental Sources contribute to our Understanding of the Winchester Organa?101
IILiturgical Uses and Genres in Medieval England
6Post-Pentecost Alleluias in Medieval British Liturgies145
7Marian Antiphons at Cluny and Lewes175
8An English Noted Breviary of circa 1200205
9British Rhymed Offices: A Catalogue and Commentary239
10Relations between Liturgical and Vernacular Music in Medieval England285
IIILiturgical Polyphony in Later Medieval England
11Plainsong into Polyphony: Repertories and Structures circa 1270-circa 1420303
12The Manuscript London, British Library Harley 1709355
Sources381
Incipits and Titles386
Names404

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