This book examines the relation of words and music in England and France during the three centuries following the Norman Conquest.
Table of Contents
Part I. Number in Music and Verse: 1. The Courtly Chanson; 2. Latin Songs: Conductus and Cantio; 3. The Sequence; 4. Lai and Planctus; Part II. Relations of Speech, Action, Emotion and Meaning: 5. The Dance Song; 6. Narrative Melody I: Epic and Chanson de Geste; 7. Narrative Melody II: Saint's Life and Liturgical narrative; 8. Speech and Melody: Gregorian Chant; 9. Drama I: Liturgy, Ceremony and Play; 10. Drama II: Music, Action and Emotion; 11. Music and Meaning: the Problem of Expressiveness; Part III. Melody, Rhythm and Metre: 12. The Theorists; 13. Palaeography, Notion and Presentation; 14. Rhythm and Genre; 15. Works and Music a Balanced Relationship.
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