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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.
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An introduction to the music of the Renaissance period of Western civilization, for students and music lovers. Focus is on the history of musical style and how composers' attitudes toward written, composed music changed over the course of 200 years. Contains chapters on key figures and their innovations, as well as particular styles and genres. This second edition brings material up to date in matters of historical record, and reflects scholarship since 1976. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136084976
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 1/28/1976
  • Series: History of Music Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Music in the Renaissance 1
1 The Beginnings: Dunstable and the Contenance Angloise 7
Leonel Power and the Old Hall Manuscript 11
John Dunstable 16
English Secular Music 19
2 Dufay and Binchois 22
Guillaume Dufay 25
Gilles Binchois 49
Contemporaries of Dufay and Binchois 54
3 Ockeghem and Busnoys 60
Johannes Ockeghem 61
Antoine Busnoys 72
Contemporaries of Busnoys and Ockeghem 76
4 Music of the Courts and Chapels in Italy, 1490-1520 82
The Frottola and Related Types 87
Canti Carnascialeschi and Other Florentine Music 94
Laude and Other Italian Sacred Music 99
5 Josquin Des Prez 103
Josquin's Motets 109
Josquin's Masses 120
Josquin's Secular Music 127
6 Josquin's Contemporaries 134
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 Josquin 159
7 The Post-Josquin Generation 165
Nicolas Gombert 168
Adrian Willaert 177
Clemens non Papa and Others 182
8 Sixteenth-Century Genres and Traditions 190
The Parisian Chanson 191
The Italian Madrigal 197
The Coexistence of International and Regional Genres 206
9 Instrumental Music 249
Instrumental Performance of Vocal Music 255
Settings of Pre-existent Melodies 257
Variation Sets 259
Ricercars, Fantasias, and Canzonas 263
Preludes, Preambles, Toccatas, and Intonations 264
Dance Music 265
Lute Songs 270
10 The Music of the Reformation and the Council of Trent 273
11 Palestrina, Lasso, Victoria, and Byrd 281
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 283
Orlando di Lasso 296
Tomas Luis de Victoria 309
William Byrd 317
12 The End of the Renaissance 330
The Virtuoso Madrigalists 336
List of Musical Examples and their Sources 365
List of Abbreviations 371
Index 373
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