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We know what, say, a Josquin mass looks like”but what did it sound like? This is a much more complex and difficult question than it may seem. Kenneth Kreitner has assembled twenty articles, published between 1946 and 2009, by scholars exploring the performance of music from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The collection includes works by David Fallows, Howard Mayer Brown, Christopher Page, Margaret Bent, and others covering the voices-and-instruments debate of the 1980s, the performance of sixteenth-century sacred and secular music, the role of instrumental ensembles, and problems of pitch standards and musica ficta. Together the papers form not just a comprehensive introduction to the issues of renaissance performance practice, but a compendium of clear thinking and elegant writing about a perpetually intriguing period of music history.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Library of Essays on Music Performance Practice Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Kenneth Kreitner is Professor of Musicology and Assistant Director for Graduate Curriculum & Advising at the University of Memphis, USA. A scholar of renaissance Spain, historical performance, and nineteenth-century American amateur bands, he is also an active performer on early brass and woodwind instruments and directs the University's Collegium Musicum, the professional Memphis Consortium for Early Music, and the nineteenth-century Phosphate Band. In 2007 he was named recipient of the Union Planters Benjamin W. Rawlins Jr. Meritorious Professorship. Presented by the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the award recognizes exceptional achievement in teaching, scholarship, service, and outreach. He also received the University of Memphis Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000 and the Robert M. Stevenson Award, for outstanding scholarship in Iberian music, from the American Musicological Society in 2007.