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Music in the Renaissance

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ISBN-10: 0134000455

ISBN-13: 9780134000459

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Howard Mayer Brown, Louise K. Stein

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Offers a complete overview of music in the 15th and 16th centuries -- with emphasis on the contributions of the greatest composers. Provides an overview of the place of music in Renaissance society. Explains the most significant features of the music, and the distinguishing characteristics of each of the leading Renaissance composers. Emphasizes the music itself what it was like, and how it changed. Features many musical examples. Reflects the massive new scholarship in the field and new music examples -- e.g., Spanish and English music, the Italian madrigal, and the influence of Renaissance humanism on music. For anyone interested in music or music history.
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Book details

List price: $117.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/24/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Introduction: Music in the Renaissance
The Beginnings: Dunstable and the Contenance Angloise
Dufay and Binchois
Ockeghem and Busnoys
Music of the Courts and Chapels in Italy, 1490-1520
Josquin des Prez
Josquin's Contemporaries
The Post-Josquin Generation
Sixteenth-Century Genres and Traditions
Instrumental Music
The Music of the Reformation and the Council of Trent
Palestrina, Lasso, Victoria, and Byrd
The End of the Renaissance
List of Musical Examples and their Sources
List of Abbreviations