Cristóbal de Morales

Cristóbal de Morales

Sources, Influences, Reception

Edited by Owen Rees, Bernadette Nelson

Hardback
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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

A comprehensive survey of the music of Cristóbal de Morales, the leading Spanish composer of his time.
Cristóbal de Morales was the most famous Spanish composer of the mid sixteenth century. His music was known internationally during his lifetime. He was eulogized by contemporary writers, and his fame and influence remained significant in the seventeenth century: sixty years after his death, he was still regarded as one of the finest composers of sacred polyphony. His repertory includes over twenty Masses and a very large number of motets and works in other sacred genres.

This wide-ranging volume examines numerous aspects of the composer's works, and the Spanish and other contexts within which they were composed and received. Topics covered include sources, newly uncovered works and issues of authorship, musical traditions in Spain and elsewhere, the transmission and reception of Morales's music in Spain, Northern Europe and the New World, patterns of influence and emulation involving Morales and other composers, and modern perceptions of Morales and his music. The book also provides the first comprehensive published list of the composer's works and their sources.

OWEN REES is Reader in the Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford; BERNADETTE NELSON is affiliated to Wolfson College at the University of Oxford.

Contributors: CRISTLE COLLINS JUDD, MARTIN HAM, TESS KNIGHTON, KENNETH KREITNER, ALISON SANDERS MCFARLAND, MICHAEL NOONE, BERNADETTE NELSON, OWEN REES, STEPHEN RICE, EMILIO ROS-FABREGAS, GRAEME SKINNER, ROBERT STEVENSON, CRISTINA URCHEGUIA, GRAYSON WAGSTAFF

Details

July 2007
8 black and white, 60 line illustrations
478 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music
ISBN: 9781843833116
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC AV, 1DSE, 2AB, 3JB
BISAC LIT004280
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Table of Contents

Landmark Contributions to Cristóbal de Morales Scholarship - Robert Stevenson
The Nuevo rezado, Music Scribes, and the Restoration of Morales's Toledo Lamentation - Michael Noone
The Nuevo rezado, Music Scribes, and the Restoration of Morales's Toledo Lamentation - Graeme Skinner
Two Early Morales Magnificat Settings - Kenneth Kreitner
Morales, Spanish Traditions, Liturgical Works, and the Problem of Style - Grayson Wagstaff
Morales' Contribution to the Pange lingua Tradition and an Anonymous Tantum ergo - Bernadette Nelson
Another Look at Polyphonic Borrowing: Morales, the Missa Quem dicunt homines, and the Missa Vulnerasti cor meum - Alison McFarland
Multi-layered Models: Compositional Approaches in the 1540s to Si bona suscepimus - Cristle Collins Judd
Multiple Layers of Borrowing in Sancta Maria Motets by Morales and his Contemporaries - Stephen Rice
Morales in Print: Distribution and Ownership in Renaissance Spain - Tess Knighton
Morales at the Periphery: Dissemination of Motets in France, Germany, and the Low Countries - Martin Ham
Morales's Voice in the Viceroyalties - Robert Stevenson
Cristóbal de Morales: A Problem of Musical Mysticism and National Identity in the Historiography of the Renaissance - Emilio Ros Fábregas
Editing Cristóbal de Morales's Masses Today - Cristina Urchueguía
Morales: The Canon - Martin Ham

Reviews

Exceptionally thought-provoking and comprehensive...providing new information and insights, while demonstrating genuine love and respect for their subject...This collection of essays marks something of a watershed in Morales scholarship. EARLY MUSIC
A welcome assessment of Morales scholarship today. This is a collection that deserves a place on the bookshelf of every scholar of Renaissance music and it is indispensable for specialists in the music of Spain and the Spanish Americas.(...)It is the best starting point for the much-needed work that remains to be done on this important Spanish composer. RENAISSANCE QUARTERLY
This excellent new volume...is a wide-ranging anthology...it includes all the leading scholars in the field. MUSICAL TIMES (Peter Phillips)
A significant achievement (providing) a much needed impetus for the revision of this figure and his music...a required purchase for all serious libraries. MUSIC & LETTERS

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