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TheSound of Medieval Song: Ornamentation and Vocal Style According to the Treatises

TheSound of Medieval Song: Ornamentation and Vocal Style According to the Treatises

by Timothy J. McGee
     
 

The Sound of Medieval Song is a study of how both scared and secular music were actually sung during the Middle Ages. The source of the information is the actual notation in the early manuscripts as well as statements found in approximately 50 theoretical treatises written between the years 600-1500. The writings describe various singing practices and both

Overview

The Sound of Medieval Song is a study of how both scared and secular music were actually sung during the Middle Ages. The source of the information is the actual notation in the early manuscripts as well as statements found in approximately 50 theoretical treatises written between the years 600-1500. The writings describe various singing practices and both desirable and undesirable vocal techniques, providing a fairly accurate picture of how singers approached the music of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198166191
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Music Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Timothy J. McGee studied at Universities of Notre Dame, Yale, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh. He is Founding Director of The Toronto Consort.

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