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

Overview

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

Introduction: Music in the Renaissance.
1. The Beginnings: Dunstable and the Contenance Angloise.
2. Dufay and Binchois.
3. Ockeghem and Busnoys.
4. Music of the Courts and Chapels in Italy, 1490-1520.
5. Josquin des Prez.
6. Josquin's Contemporaries.
7. The Post-Josquin Generation.
8. Sixteenth-Century Genres and Traditions.
9. Instrumental Music.
10. The Music of the Reformation and the Council of Trent.
11. Palestrina, Lasso, Victoria, and Byrd.
12. The End of the Renaissance.
List of Musical Examples and their Sources.
List of Abbreviations.
Index.

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