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Author Harper, Sally, 1962-

Title Music in Welsh culture before 1650 : a study of the principal sources / Sally Harper
Published Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2007]
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Contents Cerdd dant : the codification of a Welsh musical craft -- Harp and crwth in early medieval Wales -- The players of cerdd dant and their social code -- Gathering the documentation of cerdd dant -- The historical and theoretical sources of cerdd dant -- The Robert ap Huw manuscript and other Welsh tablature -- Sources for the medieval Welsh liturgy : an overview -- The liturgical pattern of the Welsh clas institutions -- Anglo-norman liturgical reform -- Shaping a new liturgy : the adoption of sarum use in Wales -- Sources with music I : the Penpont antiphoner -- Sources with music II : the Bangor pontifical -- Late medieval evidence I : the institutions -- Late medieval evidence II : musical practice -- Mirroring England : cultural imitation and infiltration -- Domestic and popular music-making I : the context -- Domestic and popular music-making II : the repertory -- A Welsh translation of John Case's Apologia musices -- The post-reformation church I : parish and people -- The post-reformation Welsh church II : cathedral and household chapel
Summary "This book challenges and refutes two widely held assumptions - that music in Wales before 1650 is impoverished and elusive, and that the extant sources are too obscure and fragmentary to warrant serious study." "Harper demonstrates that there is a far wider body of source material than is generally realized, comprising liturgical manuscripts, archival materials, chronicles and retrospective histories, inventories of pieces and players, vernacular poetry and treatises. This book examines three principal areas: the unique tradition of cerdd dant (literally 'the music of the string') for harp and crwth; the Latin liturgy in Wales and its embellishment, and 'Anglicised' sacred and secular materials from c.1580, which show Welsh music mirroring English practice."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Music -- Wales -- History and criticism -- Sources
Music -- Wales -- 16th century -- History and criticism
Music -- Wales -- 17th century -- History and criticism
Music -- Wales -- 500-1400 -- History and criticism
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315090821