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The Cultural Life of the Early Polyphonic Mass: Medieval Context to Modern Revival

The Cultural Life of the Early Polyphonic Mass: Medieval Context to Modern Revival

by Andrew Kirkman


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ISBN-13: 9780521114127
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/31/2010
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Andrew Kirkman is Associate Professor of Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations viii

Preface ix

List of abbreviated manuscript titles xiv

Part I The Status of the Early Polyphonic Mass 1

1 Enlightenment and beyond 3

2 Contemporary Witnesses 26

Part II The Ritual World of the Early Polyphonic Mass 37

3 "Faisant regretz pour ma dolente vie": piety, polyphony and musical borrowing 39

4 "Head of the church that is his body": Christological imagery and the Caput Masses 77

5 Sounding armor: the sacred meaning of L'homme armé 98

6 The profane made sacred: outside texts and music in the Mass 135

Part III The Cradle of the Early Polyphonic Mass 165

7 The shape of the Mass 167

8 Counterpoint of images, counterpoint of sounds 177

Last things 208

Appendix 1 Texts relating to L'homme armé 215

Appendix 2 Texts concerning secular music in church 233

Appendix 3 Madrigals listed in L'Histoire de la Mappe-Monde papistique 247

Notes 253

Bibliography 348

Index 370

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