European Music, 1520-1640

European Music, 1520-1640

Edited by James Haar

Paperback
$45.00
Hardback
$130.00
Personal eBook
$39.99

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

An authoritative survey of music and its context in the Renaissance.
The sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries - the so-called Golden Age of Polyphony - represent a time of great change and development in European music, with the flourishing of Orlando di Lasso, Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Monteverdi and Schütz among others.
The chapters of this book, contributed by established scholars on subjects within their fields of expertise, deal with polyphonic music - sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental - during this period. The volume offers chronological surveys of national musical cultures (in Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, England, and Spain); genre studies (Mass, motet, madrigal, chanson, instrumental music, opera); and is completed with essays on intellectual and cultural developments and concepts relevant to music (music theory, printing, the Protestant Reformation and the corresponding Catholic movement, humanism, concepts of "Renaissance" and "Baroque"). It thus provides a complete overview of the music and its context.

Contributors: GARY TOMLINSON, JAMES HAAR, TIM CARTER, GIULIO ONGARO, NOEL O'REGAN, ALLAN ATLAS, ANTHONY CUMMINGS, RICHARD FREEDMAN, JEANICE BROOKS, DAVID TUNLEY, KATE VAN ORDEN, KRISTINE FORNEY, IAIN FENLON, KAROL BERGER, PETER BERGQUIST, DAVID CROOK, ROBIN LEAVER, CRAIG MONSON, TODD BORGERDING, LOUISE K. STEIN, GIUSEPPE GERBINO, ROGER BRAY, JONATHAN WAINWRIGHT, VICTOR COELHO, KEITH POLK

Details

586 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music
Paperback, 9781843838944, May 2014
Personal eBook, 9781782045045, June 2006
Hardback, 9781843832003, June 2006
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC AVH, 1D, 2AB, 3JB
BISAC MUS020000
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Table of Contents

Renaissance Humanism and Music - Gary Tomlinson
The Concept of the Renaissance - James Haar
The Concept of the Baroque - Tim Carter
Italy (i), 1520-1560 - Giulio Ongaro
Music in Italy (ii), 1560-1600 - T Noel O'Regan
Ital (iii), 1600-1640 - Tim Carter
Music for the Mass - Allan Atlas
The Motet, 1520-1640 - Anthony Cummings
Music in France (i), 1520-1560 - Richard Freedman
France (ii), 1560-1600 - Jeanice Brooks
French Music in the Early Seventeenth Century - David Tunley
Chanson, 1520-1640 - Kate Van Orden
Madrigal - James Haar
The Netherlands (i), 1520-1560 - Kristine Forney
The Netherlands (ii), 1560-1600 - Kristine Forney
The Netherlands (iii), 1600-1640 - Kristine Forney
Music, Print and Society in Sixteenth-Century Europe - Iain Fenlon
Concepts and Developments in Music Theory - Karol Berger
German Music (i), 1520-1560 - Peter Bergquist
German Music (ii), 1560-1600 - Peter Bergquist
Germany and Central Europe, 1600-1640 - David Crook
The Reformation and Music - Robin Leaver
Renewal, Reform, and Reaction in Catholic Music - Craig Monson
Spain (i-ii), 1530-1600 - Todd Borgerding and Louise K Stein
Spain (iii), 1600-1640 - Louise K Stein
Early Opera: the Initial Stage - Iain Fenlon and Giuseppe Gerbino
Music in England before 1560 - Roger Bray
Music in England (ii), 1560-1600 - Roger Bray
English Music, 1603-1642 - Jonathan Wainwright
Instrumental Music in Europe, 1520-1640 - Victor Coelho and Keith Polk

Reviews

A fine achievement. THE CONSORT

A fine book. (...) This civilised volume is highly recommended (and) excellent in content. EARLY MUSIC REVIEW
This is an extremely useful addition to music historiography that will both aid students and provide many insights to the more general reader who feels in need of an over-arching survey of the period. GOLDBERG (Brian Robins)
A lively and scholarly account of the multiple complexities and paradoxes that characterise this period...compelling reading with hitherto neglected areas at last gaining accessible recognition. EARLY MUSIC TODAY

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