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Music in Late Medieval Bruges : Oxford Monographs on Music - Reinhard Strohm

Music in Late Medieval Bruges

Oxford Monographs on Music

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The musical achievements of the so-called 'Franco-Flemish School' have attracted many writers, yet Bruges itself has still to be put back on the map of European music history. This book describes how the people of Bruges shaped their acoustic environment and gave musical expression to their spiritual needs. It is based on a scrutiny of musical sources, stylistic trends in music, composers' achievements, and the function of musical genres; all these are seen against a reconstruction, from archival sources, of the socio-economic context of the art of music - an art which, in all its various manifestations, 'high' and 'low', sacred and secular, courtly and civic, polyphonic and monophonic, mirrors later medieval urban culture as a whole.

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`Brilliant and at times provocatively written...a remarkable achievement; a major contribution to our understanding of fifteenth-century music.' Early Music `Exceptionally rich in facts, ideas and hypotheses, enough of them to occupy scholars for years to come.' Times Literary Supplement `A very informative, stimulating and evocative work. The musical aspirations and repertories of churches especially the Collegiate Ch. of St. Donatien, confraternities, guilds, city and court are vividly reconstructed, utilising also the detailed research of Belgian scholars. Ecclesiastical and secular occasions blended in a distinctive way. The material and evidence have been enticingly accumulated.' RH, Archive for Reformation History Supplement Literature Review 20, 1991

Prefacep. v
List of Platesp. xi
List of Music Examplesp. xii
Townscape - Soundscapep. 1
the Collegiate Church of St Donatianp. 10
Other Churchesp. 42
Convents and Confraternitiesp. 60
the City and the Courtp. 74
the Musical Repertoryp. 102
Musicians Employed in Churches of Bruges Until C.1510p. 151
Catalogue of Lucca, Archivio Di Stato, Biblioteca Manoscritti 238 (las 238)p. 162
Notesp. 227
Notes for the Revised Editionp. 257
Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780193164185
ISBN-10: 0193164183
Series: Oxford Monographs on Music
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 19th July 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised