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Image for The Harmonious Musick of John Jenkins I  The Fantasias for Viols: Fantasias for Viols Vol 1

The Harmonious Musick of John Jenkins I The Fantasias for Viols: Fantasias for Viols Vol 1

By: Ashbee, Andrew

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Toccata Press: 1992

Seller ID: 12744


359pp, 9 b/w illustrations, 148 music examples, discography. After a full biographical introduction, this volume focuses on the early part of Jenkins's career, when he composed dozens of fantasias for viols. Andrew Ashbee analyses the compositional techniques used in these works and shows how Jenkins perfected the form, combining 'a wonderful all-pervasive lyricism and a masterly handling of tonality'. View more info

Image for Anges Musiciens à Genève Au XV Siècle

Anges Musiciens à Genève Au XV Siècle

By: Azpiazu, Lupe De

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Revue Du Vieux Genève: 1986

Seller ID: 11177


16pp, illustrations. Slight damage to spine. View more info

Image for Medieval Music-Making and the Roman De Fauvel

Medieval Music-Making and the Roman De Fauvel

By: Dillon, Emma

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 10350


304pp, text illustrations, tables. Explores the role of music in an early fourteenth-century French manuscript (BN, fr. 146). Small remainder mark, otherwise as new. ; New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism View more info

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Medieval English Song

By: Dobson, E.J. & Harrison, F.Ll,

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 1979

Seller ID: 11320


329pp. The entire corpus of songs with English texts up to about 1400 which are known to have survived with their music - texts and music of the 33 songs - or 45 including variants. Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. View more info

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Ben Jonson and Elizabethan Music

By: Evans, Willa McClung

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1967

Seller ID: 4548


131pp. An unabridged reprint of the first edition published 1929. Previous owners signature. View more info

Image for Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis. Words and Music in the Second-Mode Tracts

Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesis. Words and Music in the Second-Mode Tracts

By: Hornby, Emma

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Boydell Press: 2009

Seller ID: 12194


342pp. Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. Emma Hornby argues that careful study of the musical shape of chant illuminates the structured beauty which serves both to articulate the text for listeners and to draw special attention to words and phrases which were important within the patristic tradition of exegetical commentary on the Bible. She illustrates these features through an examination of the interplay of formulaic material with un... View more info

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Medieval Music: The Sixth Liberal Art.

By: Hughes Andrew

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Ernest Benn: 1980

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 12815


360pp. Heavy book, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. View more info

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Authenticity in Music.

By: Leppard, Raymond

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 1988

Seller ID: 10871


80pp, music examples. Previous owner's inscription on title page. View more info

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The Troubadours and Their World of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries.

By: Lindsay, Jack

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Frederick Muller Ltd.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11165


xii, 306pp, illustrations. View more info

Image for Campion, Dowland and the Lutenist Songwriters

Campion, Dowland and the Lutenist Songwriters

By: Pilkington, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 10542


x, 179pp. A comprehensive guide to songs of the sixteenth & seventeenth century. The songs described were designed to be sung with the lute but can be performed effectively with a keyboard accompaniment. He description of each song includes its tonality, range, meter & duration as well as the difficulty of both the voice part & the accompaniment. View more info

Image for The Heaven Singing. Music in Early English Religious Drama

The Heaven Singing. Music in Early English Religious Drama

By: Rastall, Richard

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, D. S. Brewer: 1999

Seller ID: 8615


422pp, music examples. Volume I of an exploration of the musical spectrum of early English drama. A Companion volume to Minstrels Playing. View more info

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Minstrels Playing. Music in Early English Religious Drama

By: Rastall, Richard

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, D. S. Brewer: 2001

Seller ID: 8616


572pp. A companion volume to The Heaven Singing. HEAVY BOOK, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. View more info

Image for The Living Lyre in English Verse - from Elizabeth through the Restoration

The Living Lyre in English Verse - from Elizabeth through the Restoration

By: Schleiner, Louise

Price: £12.00

Publisher: University of Missouri Press: 1984

Seller ID: 11825


218pp, music examples. Two very small tears to bottom edge of dust jacket. View more info

Image for Gregorian Chants. an Illustrated History of Religious Chanting.

Gregorian Chants. an Illustrated History of Religious Chanting.

By: Shearing, Colin R.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Mercury Books: 2004

Seller ID: 9677


139pp, many colour illustrations. HEAVY BOOK, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. Traces the tradition of chanting from the early 9th century under Pope Gregory the Great and its subsequent central place in the liturgy. Accompanying CD with performances of 16 chants ranging from the Salve Regina to Psalm 110. View more info

Image for Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

By: Sherman, Bernard D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 8283


xv, 414pp, music examples. Interviews with many of early music's leading practitioners, including John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, Peter Phillips, Susan Hellauer, Anner Bylsma, and many other artists. New copy. View more info

Image for Chromatic Beauty in the Late Medieval Chanson: An Interpretation of Manuscript Accidentals

Chromatic Beauty in the Late Medieval Chanson: An Interpretation of Manuscript Accidentals

By: Thomas Brothers

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 6452


226pp, tables, music examples. An in-depth study of the late medieval chanson, from Gace Brule through Guillaume Du Fay. It is largely concerned with interpretation of the way accidentals function, not only at the level of local detail but also as part of the overall design. View more info

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Aural Images of Lost Traditions: Sharps and Flats in the Sixteenth Century

By: Toft, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Toronto University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 10543


199pp. One of the challenges facing musicians trying to recreate Renaissance music is the absence and ambiguity of pitch notation in the sources of vocal music. 16th century singers were expected to know how to make the appropriate alterations themselves. Through a comparative study of vocal sources, contemporary intabulations of vocal music, and musical treatises, the range of possibilities open to the performer and which sharps and flats practising musicians actually i... View more info