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Motet in the Age of Du Fay

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ISBN-10: 0521543371

ISBN-13: 9780521543378

Edition: 2003

Authors: Julie E. Cumming

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During the lifetime of Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1400 1474) the motet underwent a profound transformation. Because of the protean nature of the motet during this period, problems of definition have always stood in the way of a full understanding of this crucial shift. Through a comprehensive survey of the surviving repertory, Julie Cumming shows that the motet is best understood on the level of the subgenre. She employs new ideas about categories taken from cognitive psychology and evolutionary theory to illuminate the process by which the subgenres of the motet arose and evolved. One important finding is the nature and extent of the crucial role that English music played in the genre's…    
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Book details

List price: $55.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 436
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.716

Models and Methods
Approaches and analogies
Subgenre, interpretation, and the generic repertoire
Fifteenth-century uses of the term 'motet'
Motets in the Early Fifteenth Century: The Case of Bologna Q15
The motet section of Bologna Q15 and its ramifying roots
A new hybrid subgenre: the cut-circle motet
Other new hybrid subgenres
The motet in the early fifteenth century: evolution and interpretation
Motets in the Mid-Fifteenth Century: The Case of the Trent Codices
Motets in the Trent codices: establishing the boundaries
English and continental cantilena-style motets
Motets with a tenor cantus firmus c. 1430-1450
Freely composed four-voice writing in transition
The four-voice motet c. 1450-1475