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Published: 31 May 2012

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780199732951

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The Sense of Sound

Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Emma Dillon

New Cultural History of Music

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  • Presents a new model for ascribing meaning to musical sound in medieval France, and especially for understanding the motet
  • Widens the scope of sonic evidence usually considered by historians.
  • Illustrates a large body of new source evidence relating to imagery of sound in prayer books.
  • Companion website offers an innovative means of making the visual evidence accessible to the reader.