Music in the Renaissance / Edition 1

Music in the Renaissance / Edition 1

by Howard Mayer Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0136084974

ISBN-13: 9780136084976

Pub. Date: 01/28/1976

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Offers a complete overview of music in the 15th and 16th centuries -- with emphasis on the contributions of the greatest composers. Provides an overview of the place of music in Renaissance society. Explains the most significant features of the music, and the distinguishing characteristics of each of the leading Renaissance composers. Emphasizes the music itself…  See more details below

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Offers a complete overview of music in the 15th and 16th centuries -- with emphasis on the contributions of the greatest composers. Provides an overview of the place of music in Renaissance society. Explains the most significant features of the music, and the distinguishing characteristics of each of the leading Renaissance composers. Emphasizes the music itself — what it was like, and how it changed. Features many musical examples. Reflects the massive new scholarship in the field and new music examples -- e.g., Spanish and English music, the Italian madrigal, and the influence of Renaissance humanism on music. For anyone interested in music or music history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136084976
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/28/1976
Series:
History of Music Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Music in the Renaissance1
1The Beginnings: Dunstable and the Contenance Angloise7
Leonel Power and the Old Hall Manuscript11
John Dunstable16
English Secular Music19
2Dufay and Binchois22
Guillaume Dufay25
Gilles Binchois49
Contemporaries of Dufay and Binchois54
3Ockeghem and Busnoys60
Johannes Ockeghem61
Antoine Busnoys72
Contemporaries of Busnoys and Ockeghem76
4Music of the Courts and Chapels in Italy, 1490-152082
The Frottola and Related Types87
Canti Carnascialeschi and Other Florentine Music94
Laude and Other Italian Sacred Music99
5Josquin Des Prez103
Josquin's Motets109
Josquin's Masses120
Josquin's Secular Music127
6Josquin's Contemporaries134
Alexander Agricola (1446-1506)134
Jacob Obrecht (ca. 1457-1505)138
Loyset Compere (ca. 1450-1518)142
Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450-1517)146
Pierre de la Rue (ca. 1460-1518)153
Jean Mouton (ca. 1459-1522)156
Other Contemporaries of Josquin159
7The Post-Josquin Generation165
Nicolas Gombert168
Adrian Willaert177
Clemens non Papa and Others182
8Sixteenth-Century Genres and Traditions190
The Parisian Chanson191
The Italian Madrigal197
The Coexistence of International and Regional Genres206
9Instrumental Music249
Instrumental Performance of Vocal Music255
Settings of Pre-existent Melodies257
Variation Sets259
Ricercars, Fantasias, and Canzonas263
Preludes, Preambles, Toccatas, and Intonations264
Dance Music265
Lute Songs270
10The Music of the Reformation and the Council of Trent273
11Palestrina, Lasso, Victoria, and Byrd281
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina283
Orlando di Lasso296
Tomas Luis de Victoria309
William Byrd317
12The End of the Renaissance330
The Virtuoso Madrigalists336
List of Musical Examples and their Sources365
List of Abbreviations371
Index373

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