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Published: 22 October 2019

272 Pages | 16 Illustrations, 14 Tracks

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198843788

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The Matter of Song in Early Modern England

Texts in and of the Air

Katherine R. Larson

  • Examines traces of song performance across a wide range of literary texts and cultural documents in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • Features a wealth of literary and musical examples that testify to women's active involvement in early modern musical culture in England
  • A companion recording site features fourteen pieces performed by solo soprano (the author) and lute (Lucas Harris)