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Music in the Age of the Renaissance - Leeman L. Perkins

Music in the Age of the Renaissance

Hardcover Published: 16th June 1999
ISBN: 9780393046083
Number Of Pages: 1152

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Music in the Age of the Renaissance, written by one of the country's leading scholars, brings to life the musical styles and genres that mark this humanistic period of artistic and scientific revolution. In his compelling treatment of how the music was developed and transmitted, Professor Leeman Perkins grounds his narrative firmly in political, religious, social, and cultural history, opening a window onto the lavish courts, magnificent churches, and thriving urban centers in which music played such a vital role. The latest, best, and most comprehensive survey of Renaissance music to appear in over forty years.

The Historical Perspective
Music in the Historical Renaissancep. 21
The Christian Church as Patron of Musicp. 55
Music at the Secular Courtsp. 88
Music in the Urban Contextp. 125
The Musical Sourcesp. 174
The Fifteenth Century: The Consolidation of Genres and Styles
The Contenance Angloise: English Music at Home and Abroadp. 212
French Secular Music of the Fifteenth Centuryp. 257
The Motet in the Fifteenth Centuryp. 309
Liturgical Polyphony for Office and Massp. 328
Liturgical Polyphony for the Massp. 352
Secular Polyphony on the Italian Peninsulap. 391
Sacred Polyphony in Italyp. 429
Polyphony in Germany: Indigenous Traditionsp. 457
Polyphony on the Iberian Peninsulap. 481
The Sixteenth Century: The Established Genres and Stylistic Change
The Motet as Genre and Compositional Typep. 507
Liturgical Polyphony for the Officep. 541
Liturgical Polyphony for the Massp. 574
Secular Polyphony in Francep. 607
The Madrigalp. 649
Songs and Madrigals in Englandp. 703
Music of the Protestant Reformation: Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, and Englandp. 724
Performance Practice and Instrumental Musicp. 757
Instrumental Repertories: The Sourcesp. 776
The Instrumental Genresp. 789
The Final Synthesisp. 867
The Conceptualization of Music in the Renaissancep. 969
Genealogiesp. 1058
Bibliographyp. 1061
Creditsp. 1091
Indexp. 1095
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ISBN: 9780393046083
ISBN-10: 0393046087
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1152
Published: 16th June 1999
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 18.8  x 4.6
Weight (kg): 1.79
Edition Number: 1