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Music in the German Renaissance : Sources, Styles, and Contexts - John Kmetz

Music in the German Renaissance

Sources, Styles, and Contexts

By: John Kmetz (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521440455
Number Of Pages: 308

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This collection of fourteen essays, written by an eminent group of scholars, explores the musical culture of the German-speaking realm between c. 1450 and 1600. The essays demonstrate the important role played by German speakers in the development of instrumental music in the Renaissance, the shaping of the curricula of musical education in the modern age, in setting patterns of musical patronage, in establishing congregational singing in churches, and in developing commercial music printing. The essays shed new light on the music that flourished at Imperial and ducal courts, universities, parish churches, collegiate schools, as well as the homes of prosperous merchants. The volume thus provides an overview of German polyphonic music in the age of Gutenberg, Durer and Luther and documents the changing social status of music in Germany during a crucial epoch of its history.

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'This collection of 14 essays devoted to 'musical culture of the German-speaking realm between c.1450 and 1600' amounts to an exciting rarity in modern musical scholarship, a book that frequently explores virgin territory, unveiling in the process previously neglected source material, correcting a variety of misconceptions and posing questions for further research.' Early Music Today

List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
Dufay songs in German manuscripts
An Isaac autograph
Music in the library of
Heinrich Glarean's books
Georg Knoff: bibliophile and devotee of Italian music in late sixteenth-century
Polyphony based on chant in a late fifteenth-century German manuscript
An early Missa brevis in Trent Codex 91
The constitution of the fifteenth-century German tenor lied: drafting the history of a musical genre
Lied and madrigal, 1580 1600
The motet texts of Philippe de Vitry in German humanist manuscripts of the fifteenth century
Innovation in instrumental music 1450 1520: the role of German performers within European culture
The Piperinus-Amerbach partbooks: six months of music lessons in Renaissance Basle
The Salzburg liturgy and single-impression music printing
Music and patronage at the court of Rudolf II
Printed editions of music
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ISBN: 9780521440455
ISBN-10: 0521440459
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 27th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 18.06  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.73

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