Papal Patronage and the Music of St. Peter's, 1380-1513

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A new picture of music at the basilica of St. Peter's in the fifteenth century emerges in Christopher A. Reynolds's fascinating chronicle of this rich period of Italian musical history. Reynolds examines archival documents, musical styles, and issues of artistic patronage and cultural context in a fertile consideration of the ways historical and musical currents affected each other.

This work is both a historical account of performers and composers and an examination of how ...

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A new picture of music at the basilica of St. Peter's in the fifteenth century emerges in Christopher A. Reynolds's fascinating chronicle of this rich period of Italian musical history. Reynolds examines archival documents, musical styles, and issues of artistic patronage and cultural context in a fertile consideration of the ways historical and musical currents affected each other.

This work is both a historical account of performers and composers and an examination of how their music revealed their cultural values and educational backgrounds. Reynolds analyzes several anonymous masses copied at St. Peter's, proposing attributions that have biographical implications for the composers. Taken together, the archival records and the music sung at St. Peter's reveal a much clearer picture of musical life at the basilica than either source would alone. The contents of the St. Peter's choirbook help document musical life as surely as that musical life—insofar as it can be reconstructed from the archives—illumines the choirbook.

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A new and broad view of music at the basilica of St. Peter's in the 14th century, a period during which an expanding commitment to music is signaled by the building of organs, the employment of foreign singers, and the gathering of an international group of composers and scribes, particularly from northern Europe. Reynolds (music, U. of California-Davis) provides a historical account of performers, scribes, and composers; examines several anonymous masses and proposes some attributions; and analyzes the music to reveal the composers' cultural values and educational background. He refutes the accepted view that northern composers maintained scholastic values against the prevailing humanistic movement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780520082120
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/2/1996
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.47 (d)

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Christopher A. Reynolds is Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis. He is the founding editor of Beethoven Forum and a coeditor of I Tati Studies.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Before the Hiring of Northerners, 1380-1447 11
2 Northern Musicians at St. Peter's, 1447-1513 33
3 Organs 60
4 SPB80 and the St. Peter's Manuscript Tradition 80
5 The Patronage of Northerners at St. Peter's 111
6 Musical Connoisseurship 141
7 Faugues: Attribution and Association 172
8 Caron: Attribution 203
9 Martini: Association and Attribution 228
10 Contrapuntal Allusions in Polyphonic Masses 249
11 Northern Polyphony, Northern Composers and Humanist Rhetoric 280
12 The Changing Status of Northerners at St. Peter's 298
Appendix 1. Archival Records Pertaining to Music at St. Peter's 315
Appendix 2. Musical Personnel at St. Peter's, 1421-1508 329
Appendix 3. Nationality of St. Peter's Singers (1477-1513), Known or Presumed 337
Appendix 4. Inventory of SPB80 and List of Manuscript Abbreviations 340
Appendix 5. Occurrences of the Motive d-f-e-a in Works from circa 1430 to 1470 349
Illustrations 353
Tables 367
Bibliography 403
Index 429
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