The Oxford History Of English Music: Volume 1: From The Beginnings To C.1715

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The Oxford History Of English Music: Volume 1: From The Beginnings To C.1715

The Oxford History Of English Music: Volume 1: From The Beginnings To C.1715

This first volume of a magisterial two-volume survey of English music charts its development from its beginnings to about 1715. It looks at the music of early monastic institutions and the development of polyphony, including the extraordinarily advanced mid-thirteenth-century canon, "Sumeris icumen in." It deals with the first Golden Age of English music, namely the mid-fifteenth-century composers represented in the Old Hall Manuscript, such as Dunstable and Power. It looks at the remarkable flowering of sixteenth-century choral music, of which Tallis's 'Spem in Alium' is a splendid example. And it charts the rise of the carol, the madrigal, and the seventeenth-century opera and masque and instrumental music, culminating in the genius of Henry Purcell. A well-balanced, judicious survey, with a unity of style and outlook resulting from its single author, the book makes a discussion of the actual music the focus of each chapter, without excluding social and historical comment.

Specification of The Oxford History Of English Music: Volume 1: From The Beginnings To C.1715

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AuthorJohn Caldwell
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100198161298
ISBN-139780198161295
PublisherClarendon Press
Publication Year1992

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