Josquin Des Prez and His Musical Legacy

Title : Josquin Des Prez and His Musical Legacy
Author : Willem Elders
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 9789058679413
Date : 2013

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The most up-to-date contribution to the research on one of the most important and internationally famous composers of the Renaissance.

Born for the Muses

Title : Born for the Muses
Author : Rob C. Wegman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN 13 : STANFORD:36105004258088
Date : 1994

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Son of a town trumpeter, Jacob Obrecht became one of the most prominent composers in Europe in the late fifteenth century. In Born for the Muses, Rob Wegman enlarges our picture of the social and cultural conditions that framed his world, drawing on a wealth of new archival sources and a newly discovered dated portrait that sheds light on his development as a composer. Obrecht's greatest contribution lay in the field of mass composition. In a penetrating stylistic analysis, Wegman treats each of the thirty-odd surviving masses as a historical record, tracing influences and establishing a rich context for the development of Obrecht's musical language. This new assessment of his creative achievement and historical significance entirely changes the face of Obrecht studies and of late fifteenth-century music in general.


Title : Josquin
Author : David Fallows
Publisher : Brepols Pub
ISBN 13 : UOM:39015085650268
Date : 2009-01-01

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A great deal of research over the past forty years has had an impact Josquin's music: most of his works are now available in high-quality recordings that make them easily familiar to any researcher, and the main sources have been far more thoroughly explored. Furthermore, new biographical findings, particularly within the last ten years, have shown that much of what was written about Josquin's life was based on documents that concerned other people entirely. For example, Josquin's birthdate has been advanced by more than ten years, with major consequences for our view not only of his music and its chronology, but also of most other music of the time. This book assembles and assesses the newly available material. It builds the main works into the narrative of Josquin's life. Appendices include a critical listing of the documents about Josquin, a summary of later literary references to him, summaries of the relevant information about the main figures mentioned in the book, a list of other musicians at the time named 'Josquin' or something similar (35 of them ), and much more.

Music in the Western World

Title : Music in the Western World
Author : Piero Weiss
Publisher : Cengage Learning
ISBN 13 : 9781111793449
Date : 2007-05-07

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This classic anthology assembles over 200 source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Symbolic Scores

Title : Symbolic Scores
Author : Willem Elders
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN 13 : 9004099700
Date : 1994

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This volume is the first monograph on Renaissance music devoted to discuss compositions which involve symbolism inspired by ideas and themes inherent in the musical culture of the time, and to present means for controlling the process of their interpretation.

Bonfire Songs

Title : Bonfire Songs
Author : Patrick Paul Macey
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN 13 : 0198166699
Date : 1998

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Fra Girolamo Savonarola had a profound effect on the political and moral life of Florence in the 1490s, and his legacy lived on during the century after his execution in 1498, not just in Florence but in Ferrara and beyond the Alps, as far as Paris, Munich, and London. This study reconstructs contexts and musical settings for the popular tradition of sacred laude that were sung during the Savonarolan carnivals in 1496, 1497, and 1498. It further examines a broad network of patronage forthe courtly tradition of Latin motets that provided elaborate musical settings for Savonarola's meditations on Psalms 30 and 50. The friar's success in Florence can be partially attributed to his adoption of sacred laude (and the tunes of bawdy carnival songs) that had been promoted by Lorenzo de' Medici. The texts of the old carnival songs were suppressed, but the music was adapted to laude with texts that proclaim the friar's prophecy of castigation and renewal. The citizens could thus internalize Savonarola's message by singing it. Savonarola himself wrote several lauda texts, and their musical settings are reconstructed here, as well as those for an underground tradition of laude written to venerate him after his execution. Part II turns to the courtly tradition and the Latin motet. Several Catholic patrons, scattered from Ferrara to France to England, were drawn to the friar's prison meditation on Psalms 30 and 50, and they commissioned elaborate musical settings of the opening words of both. A dozen motets on the friar's psalm meditations can be traced from composes such as Willaert, Rore, Le Jeune, Lassus, and Byrd. Savonarola's highly personal texts inspired some of the most moving musical setings of the sixteenth century, in spite of the Church's unfavourable attitude toward the friar's disruptive example, which had set a precedent for Protestant reformers such as Martin Luther.

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance Machiavelli Petrarchism

Title : Encyclopedia of the Renaissance Machiavelli Petrarchism
Author : Paul F. Grendler
Publisher : Scribner's
ISBN 13 : 0684805111
Date : 1999

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"Conceived and produced in association with the Renaissance society of America, this work presents a panoramic view of the cultural movement and the period of history beginning in Italy from approximately 1350, broadening geographically to include the rest of Europe by the middle-to-late-15th century, and ending in the early 17th century. Each of the nearly 1,200 entries provides a learned and succint account suitable for inquiring readers at several levels. These readable essays covering the arts and letters, in addition to everyday life, will be appreciated by general readers and high-school students. The thoughtful analyses will enlighten college students and delight scholars. A selctive bibliography of primary and secondary sources for further study follows each article."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Collected works of Josquin des Prez

Title : Collected works of Josquin des Prez
Author : Josquin (des Prez)
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 9063751427
Date : 2005

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Josquin (des Prez) has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from Collected works of Josquin des Prez also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Collected works of Josquin des Prez book for free.

Measured Tones

Title : Measured Tones
Author : Ian Johnston
Publisher : PICCIN
ISBN 13 : 0750307625
Date : 2002-03-01

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There has always been a close connection between physics and music. From the great days of ancient Greek science, ideas and speculations have passed backward and forward between natural philosophers (physicists) and musical theorists. Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music, Second Edition explores the story of that relationship in an entertaining and user-friendly way. The book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the physics involved in every stage of the music making process: from the very earliest experiments on vibrating strings and primitive sound makers to the latest concerns of digital sound recording, MP3 files, and information theory. At the same time, it examines the story of our developing concept of the universe we live in: from the ancient visions of a cosmos regulated by the music of the spheres to our current understanding of an expanding universe controlled by the laws of quantum mechanics and string theory. Running through all this is one recurring question - the so-called puzzle of consonance. Why do humans respond to music and musical sounds the way they do? It is the attempts by musicians and scientists through the ages to apply new knowledge to answer this question that gives this story its fascination. Measured Tones should provide rewarding reading for any physics teacher or student who would like to know more about music and where it impinges on their subject as well as for anyone who is musically inclined.

Richard Strauss

Title : Richard Strauss
Author : Raymond Holden
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 0300126425
Date : 2011

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Renowned as the gifted composer of a string of masterworks, Richard Strauss (1864-1949) is less often remembered for his achievement as a major conductor. This book considers Strauss' career as a conductor and places it in relation to his life as a composer.