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Speculum musicae (SMUS 40)

Ars Antiqua, Music and Culture in Europe c. 1150-1330

G. Bevilacqua, T. Payne (eds.)
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XVIII+318 p., 210 x 270 mm, 2020
ISBN: 978-2-503-59099-8
Languages: English
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This volume presents new contributions that address the principal polyphonic genres of the time (organum, motet, conductus) as well as vernacular and monophonic songs, issues of musical and poetic aesthetics, manuscript tradition and production, authorship, liturgical practices, the continuance of «ars antiqua» ideas well into the fourteenth-century era of the «ars nova», and the role that information technologies may play in future «ars antiqua» scholarship.
The long thirteenth-century saw the emergence and proliferation of a diverse and unprecedented outpouring of musical activity known as the «ars antiqua». Polyphonic, monophonic, liturgical, paraliturgical, secular, Latin, and vernacular genres were cultivated and disseminated throughout Europe on a scale not seen since the imposition of the liturgical plainchant repertory centuries earlier. This volume presents eleven new contributions that address the principal polyphonic genres of the time (organum, motet, conductus) as well as vernacular and monophonic songs, issues of musical and poetic aesthetics, manuscript tradition and production, authorship, liturgical practices, the continuance of «ars antiqua» ideas well into the fourteenth-century era of the «ars nova», and the role that information technologies may play in future «ars antiqua» scholarship. With its examination of musical and cultural contributions from all across Europe through a wide variety of different perspectives by a range of scholars from all over the globe, this book both contributes to and substantiates the healthy state of inquiry into one of the most significant artistic achievements of pre-modern Europe.

Gregorio BEVILACQUA is a Senior Administrator at the Medical Research Council – Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton University Hospital. He is a former Research Assistant at the Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance in Tours and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Music of the University of Southampton, where he was the main curator of an online conductus database.   

Thomas B. PAYNE is the David N. and Margaret C. Bottoms Professor of Music at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in the United States. He has published articles on medieval music in the Journal of the American Musicological Society and Speculum, The Cambridge History of Medieval Music, and in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians among other places.

 

Table of Contents

Gregorio Bevilacqua – Thomas B. Payne
Introduction
List of Cited Manuscripts

Gregorio Bevilacqua
The Production of Polyphonic Conductus.Collections in Ars Antiqua Manuscripts
Mary Channen Caldwell
Texting Vocality: Musical and Material Poetics of the Voice in Medieval Latin Song
Anne Ibos-Augé
Poetic and Melodic Recurrences in the Thirteenth-Century Refrain Repertoire
Kaho Inoue
Franco of Cologne, Ars cantus mensurabilis: Ligature, Notation and Mode
Matteo Macinanti
L’auditio del pulchrum musicale in Tommaso d’Aquino e Bonaventura da Bagnoregio
Nausica Morandi
The corpus of Sequences for Saint Anthony of Padua: A Study of the Musical Sources
Grace Newcombe
Britain’s Cleric Composers: Poetic Stress and Ornamentation in Worldes blis
Thomas B. Payne
Vetus abit littera: From the Old to the New Law in the Parisian Conductus
Anne-Zoé Rillon-Marne
Conductus sine musica: Some Thoughts on the Poetic Sources of Latin Songs
Jennifer Louise Roth-Burnette
Mapping Melodic Composition: A Metadata Approach to Understanding the Creation of Parisian Organum Duplum
Amy Williamson
Polyphonic Music in the British Isles c. 1300: Networks of Practice

Abstracts
Biographies
Index of Names

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Musicology
History of Music

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