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Author Brothers, Thomas David

Title Chromatic beauty in the late medieval chanson : an interpretation of manuscript accidentals / Thomas Brothers
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages) : music
Contents Introduction: Musica ficta, causa pulchritudinis -- Trouvère manuscript O -- Machaut's polyphonic songs -- MSS Chantilly Musée Condé 564 and Oxford, Bodleian Library, Canonici Misc. 213 -- Du Fay mid-century developments
Summary This book focuses on the analysis of the late medieval chansons that use chromaticism in procreative ways. Covering the period of the trouveres through the mid-fifteenth century, Thomas Brothers examines the way in which accidentals function as an expressive tool, both at the level of local detail and at the level of overall design. The book is based on a comprehensive survey of accidentals in surviving sources for the period. From the perspective of this survey, Professor Brothers brings recent advances in analysis of late medieval music to the well-known textual problems surrounding musica ficta
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Monophonic chansons -- 500-1400 -- History and criticism
Polyphonic chansons -- 500-1400 -- History and criticism
Polyphonic chansons -- 15th century -- History and criticism
Musica ficta.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Piano-Vocal-Guitar.
Monophonic chansons
Musica ficta
Polyphonic chansons
Eenstemmigheid (muziek)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780511585180