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Late Medieval Liturgies Enacted: The Experience of Worship in Cathedral and Parish Church

Late Medieval Liturgies Enacted: The Experience of Worship in Cathedral and Parish Church

1st Edition

Sally Harper, P S Barnwell, Magnus Williamson
March 07, 2019

This book critically explores ways in which our understanding of late medieval liturgy can be enhanced through present-day enactment. It is a direct outcome of a practice-led research project, led by Professor John Harper and undertaken at Bangor University between 2010 and 2013 in partnership with...

Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music

Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music

1st Edition

Michael Fleming, John Bryan
February 05, 2019

Winner of the Nicholas Bessaraboff Prize Musical repertory of great importance and quality was performed on viols in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. This is reported by Thomas Mace (1676) who says that ’Your Best Provision’ for playing such music is a chest of old English viols,...

Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song

Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song

1st Edition

Lauren Jennings
September 18, 2018

The metaphor of marriage often describes the relationship between poetry and music in both medieval and modern writing. While the troubadours stand out for their tendency to blur the distinction between speaking and singing, between poetry and song, a certain degree of semantic slippage extends...

Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands

Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands

1st Edition

Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Elisabeth Giselbrecht, Grantley McDonald
March 15, 2018

The first century of music printing in Germany had its own internal dynamics, affected by political and social events such as the Reformation. Yet it also had an international dimension: German printers set up shops all around Europe, taking materials and techniques with them, or exporting...

Media, Materiality and Memory: Grounding the Groove

Media, Materiality and Memory: Grounding the Groove

1st Edition

Elodie A. Roy
October 09, 2015

Media, Materiality and Memory: Grounding the Groove examines the entwinement of material music objects, technology and memory in relation to a range of independent record labels, including Sarah Records, Ghost Box and Finders Keepers. Moving from Edison’s phonograph to digital music files, from...

Manuscript Inscriptions in Early English Printed Music

Manuscript Inscriptions in Early English Printed Music

1st Edition

David Greer
August 07, 2015

Who were the first owners of the music published in England in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries? Who went to ‘the dwelling house of … T. East, by Paules wharfe’ and bought a copy of Byrd’s Psalmes, sonets, & songs when it appeared in 1588? Who purchased a copy of Dowland’s First...

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