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Music in the German Renaissance

Music in the German Renaissance
Sources, Styles, and Contexts

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Lorenz Welker, Jessie Ann Owens, Tom Ward, Iain Fenlon, Martin Morell, Martin Just, Adelyn Peck Leverett, Martin Staehelin, Ludwig Finscher, Andrew Wathey, Keith Polk, John Kmetz, Stanley Boorman, Robert Lindell
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  • Date Published: January 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521440455

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  • This collection of fourteen essays explores the musical culture of the German-speaking realm between c. 1450 and 1600. The essays demonstrate the important role played by German speakers in the development of instrumental music in the Renaissance, in setting patterns of musical patronage, and in developing commercial music printing. The volume provides an overview of German polyphonic music in the age of Gutenberg, DÜrer and Luther, and documents the changing social status of music in Germany during a crucial epoch of its history.

    • The first volume devoted to the music of the German Renaissance
    • A general overview of German musical culture in the age of Gutenberg, Dürer and Luther
    • Important touchstone of current research methods in musicology
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    "The preceding synopses give only a hint of the wealth of scholarship in this volume. Each worthy in its own right, the fourteen articles brought together as a whole constitute an excellent compendium of the variety and quality of present research on music of the German Renaissance." Sixteenth Century Journal

    "And you thought that there was nothing left worth championing in the realm of Early Music, didn't you? Perhaps the present volume will serve as a 'wake-up call' to the musicological community to get moving!" Continuo

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521440455
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 7 tables 148 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Sources:
    1. Dufay songs in German manuscripts Lorenz Welker
    2. An Isaac autograph Jessie Ann Owens
    3. Music in the library of Johannes Klein Tom Ward
    4. Heinrich Glarean's books Iain Fenlon
    5. Georg Knoff: bibliophile and devotee of Italian music in late sixteenth-century Danzig Martin Morell
    Part II. Styles:
    6. Polyphony based on chant in a late fifteenth-century German manuscript Martin Just
    7. An early Missa brevis in Trent Codex 91 Adelyn Peck Leverett
    8. The constitution of the fifteenth-century German tenor lied: drafting the history of a musical genre Martin Staehelin
    9. Lied and madrigal, 1580–1600 Ludwig Finscher
    Part III. Contexts:
    10. The motet texts of Philippe de Vitry in German humanist manuscripts of the fifteenth century Andrew Wathey
    11. Innovation in instrumental music 1450–1520: the role of German performers within European culture Keith Polk
    12. The Piperinus-Amerbach partbooks: six months of music lessons in Renaissance Basle John Kmetz
    13. The Salzburg liturgy and single-impression music printing Stanley Boorman
    14. Music and patronage at the court of Rudolf II Robert Lindell
    Printed editions of music

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    John Kmetz


    Lorenz Welker, Jessie Ann Owens, Tom Ward, Iain Fenlon, Martin Morell, Martin Just, Adelyn Peck Leverett, Martin Staehelin, Ludwig Finscher, Andrew Wathey, Keith Polk, John Kmetz, Stanley Boorman, Robert Lindell

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