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Author O'Neill, Mary J.

Title Courtly love songs of medieval France : transmission and style in the trouvère repertoire / Mary O'Neill
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 226 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, music
Series Oxford Monographs on Music Ser
Oxford Monographs on Music Ser
Contents The grand chant of the trouvères : an introduction -- The manuscript tradition : sources and notation -- The melodic art of the trouvères : orality and the question of melodic variants -- The lyric art of the trouvères : the courtly chansons of Gautier de Dargies -- The later trouvère tradition : continuation and innovation -- The interaction of oral, written, and literate processes
Summary Mary O'Neill examines the legacy of the medieval poet composers of Northern France, the trouv--egrave--;res. For many years problems and difficulties concerning the surviving melodies have prevented us from accessing these songs. Many of these problems are addressed here, bringing us closer to a true understanding of the repertoire. - ;This book is the first full-length study of the courtly love songs of the trouv--egrave--;re to address the central musical problems of the repertoire as a whole, embracing source studies, interpretation, historiography, and analysis. The argument of the book re
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-219) and indexes
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Subject Music and literature -- History -- To 1500.
Trouvère songs -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005027314
ISBN 0191513253 (electronic bk.)
9780191513251 (electronic bk.)