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The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music

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Anna Maria Busse Berger, Jesse Rodin, Michael Long, Klaus Pietschmann, Laurenz Lütteken, Alejandro Enrique Planchart, Lawrence F. Bernstein, Philippe Canguilhem, John Milsom, Julie E. Cumming, Peter Schubert, James Hankins, Reinhard Strohm, Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Blake Wilson, Alison K. Frazier, Deborah Howard, Anthony M. Cummings, Yolanda Plumley, David Fiala, Richard Sherr, Pamela F. Starr, Bonnie J. Blackburn, Patrick Macey, M. Jennifer Bloxam, David J. Rothenberg, Anne Walters Robertson, Anne Stone, Emily Zazulia, Evan A. MacCarthy, Margaret Bent, Thomas Schmidt-Beste, Andrew Kirkman, Nicole Schwindt, Keith Polk, David Fallows, Honey Meconi, Richard Taruskin
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  • Date Published: July 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107015241

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  • Through forty-five creative and concise essays by an international team of authors, this Cambridge History brings the fifteenth century to life for both specialists and general readers. Combining the best qualities of survey texts and scholarly literature, the book offers authoritative overviews of central composers, genres, and musical institutions as well as new and provocative reassessments of the work concept, the boundaries between improvisation and composition, the practice of listening, humanism, musical borrowing, and other topics. Multidisciplinary studies of music and architecture, feasting, poetry, politics, liturgy, and religious devotion rub shoulders with studies of compositional techniques, musical notation, music manuscripts, and reception history. Generously illustrated with figures and examples, this volume paints a vibrant picture of musical life in a period characterized by extraordinary innovation and artistic achievement.

    • Offers authoritative overviews as well as provocative reassessments
    • Combines the best qualities of survey texts and scholarly literature
    • Provides a multidisciplinary perspective without neglecting the musical texts
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    • Date Published: July 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107015241
    • length: 909 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.55kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus. 20 tables 97 music examples
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Anna Maria Busse Berger and Jesse Rodin
    Part I. Historiography: (a) Listening:
    1. Hearing Josquin hearing Busnoys Michael Long
    2. Religion and the senses in fifteenth-century Europe Klaus Pietschmann
    (b) Terms and Concepts:
    3. The work concept Laurenz Lütteken
    4. The L'homme armé tradition – and the limits of musical borrowing Jesse Rodin
    (c) Composer Studies:
    5. Guillaume Du Fay: evidence and interpretation Alejandro Enrique Planchart
    6. Jean d'Ockeghem Lawrence F. Bernstein
    7. Josquin and epistemology Jesse Rodin
    Part II. Improvisation and Composition:
    8. Oral composition in fifteenth-century music Anna Maria Busse Berger
    9. Improvisation as concept and musical practice in the fifteenth century Philippe Canguilhem
    10. How did Oswald von Wolkenstein make his contrafacta? Anna Maria Busse Berger
    11. Making a motet: Josquin's Ave Maria…virgo serena John Milsom
    12. The origins of pervasive imitation Julie E. Cumming and Peter Schubert
    Part III. Humanism:
    13. Humanism and music in Italy James Hankins
    14. Fifteenth-century humanism and music outside Italy Reinhard Strohm
    15. Poetic humanism and music in the fifteenth century Leofranc Holford-Strevens
    16. Canterino and Improvvisatore: oral poetry and performance Blake Wilson
    17. Liturgical Humanism: saints' offices from the Italian peninsula in the fifteenth century Alison K. Frazier
    Part IV. Music and Other Arts:
    18. Architecture and music in fifteenth-century Italy Deborah Howard
    19. Music and feasts in the fifteenth century Anthony M. Cummings
    20. French lyrics and songs for the New Year, c.1380–1420 Yolanda Plumley
    Part V. Music in Churches, Courts, and Cities:
    21. Musical institutions in the fifteenth century and their political contexts Klaus Pietschmann
    22. Music and musicians at the Burgundian court in the fifteenth century David Fiala
    23. The papal chapel in the late fifteenth century Richard Sherr
    24. The beneficial system and fifteenth-century polyphony Pamela F. Starr
    25. Professional women singers in the fifteenth century: a tale of two Annas Bonnie J. Blackburn
    26. Savonarola and the boys of Florence: songs and politics Patrick Macey
    Part VI. Religious Devotion and Liturgy:
    27. Music and ritual M. Jennifer Bloxam
    28. Marian devotion in the fifteenth century David J. Rothenberg
    29. Affective literature and sacred themes in fifteenth-century music Anne Walters Robertson
    Part VII. Theory and Practice:
    30. Measuring measurable music in the fifteenth century Anne Stone
    31. The transformative impulse Emily Zazulia
    32. Transformations in music theory and music treatises Evan A. MacCarthy
    Part VIII. Sources:
    33. Polyphonic sources, c.1400–50 Margaret Bent
    34. Polyphonic sources, c.1450–1500 Thomas Schmidt-Beste
    Part IX. Genres:
    35. The polyphonic mass in the fifteenth century Andrew Kirkman
    36. The fifteenth-century motet Laurenz Lütteken
    37. Fifteenth-century song Nicole Schwindt
    38. Instrumental music in the fifteenth century Keith Polk
    39. Sacred song in the fifteenth century: cantio, carol, lauda, Kirchenlied Reinhard Strohm
    40. Plainsong in the age of polyphony Richard Sherr
    Part X. Reception:
    41. The most popular songs of the fifteenth century David Fallows
    42. The nineteenth-century reception of fifteenth-century sacred music Andrew Kirkman
    43. The modern reception of the music of Jean d'Ockeghem Lawrence F. Bernstein
    44. Recordings of fifteenth-century music Honey Meconi
    45. Solidarity with the long-departed: fifteenth-century echoes in twentieth-century music Richard Taruskin.

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    Anna Maria Busse Berger, University of California, Davis
    Anna Maria Busse Berger is Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Music History and Theory at the University of California, Davis. She has published articles and books on notation, mensuration and proportion signs, mathematics and music, and music and memory. In 1997 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship; in 2005–6 she was the Lehman Visiting Professor at Villa I Tatti, Florence. She won the Alfred Einstein Award for the best article by a young scholar in 1991, and, in 2006, the Wallace Berry Award for the best book from the Society for Music Theory and an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for her book Medieval Music and the Art of Memory (2005; Italian translation, 2008). In 2014 she won the Colin Slim Award from the American Musicological Society and the Bruno Nettl Award from the Society for Ethnomusicology. In 2011–12 she was the Lise Meitner Fellow at the University of Vienna, where she worked on her current project on 'Music in Mission Stations in East Africa'. Currently she is a Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

    Jesse Rodin, Stanford University, California
    Jesse Rodin is Associate Professor of Music at Stanford University. He is the author of Josquin's Rome: Hearing and Composing in the Sistine Chapel (2012) and a volume of L'homme armé masses for the New Josquin Edition (2014). He directs the Josquin Research Project (josquin.stanford.edu), a digital search-and-analysis tool for exploring a large corpus of Renaissance music, and Cut Circle (cutcircle.org), a vocal ensemble performing fifteenth-century music. His work has been recognized with awards and fellowships by the American Musicological Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Current projects include a monograph on 'form' in fifteenth-century music (Cambridge), and a recording of the four late cyclic masses of Guillaume Du Fay (Cut Circle and Musique en Wallonie).

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    Anna Maria Busse Berger, Jesse Rodin, Michael Long, Klaus Pietschmann, Laurenz Lütteken, Alejandro Enrique Planchart, Lawrence F. Bernstein, Philippe Canguilhem, John Milsom, Julie E. Cumming, Peter Schubert, James Hankins, Reinhard Strohm, Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Blake Wilson, Alison K. Frazier, Deborah Howard, Anthony M. Cummings, Yolanda Plumley, David Fiala, Richard Sherr, Pamela F. Starr, Bonnie J. Blackburn, Patrick Macey, M. Jennifer Bloxam, David J. Rothenberg, Anne Walters Robertson, Anne Stone, Emily Zazulia, Evan A. MacCarthy, Margaret Bent, Thomas Schmidt-Beste, Andrew Kirkman, Nicole Schwindt, Keith Polk, David Fallows, Honey Meconi, Richard Taruskin

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