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Music in Medieval Europe

Second Edition

Jeremy Yudkin

Publication Date - January 2017

ISBN: 9780190206123

544 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $96.95

Combines a complete history and score anthology for students of Medieval music

Description

Music in Medieval Europe combines a cultural history of the Middle Ages and in-depth scholarship on the music and leading composers active during the period. It includes an integrated anthology of key works with approachable and enlightening explanations, making it easily accessible for both beginning and advanced students. Its chronological organization, broad scope, and detailed music analyses make Music in Medieval Europe an ideal introductory text.

Visit the book's free, open-access Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/yudkin for recordings of key examples available through streaming audio and other materials to help students succeed.

New to this Edition

  • Thoroughly updated to reflect new scholarship
  • Musical examples have been updated to reflect the latest interpretations of the source materials
  • Includes a wider variety of reproductions of source manuscript materials

Features

  • Covers the major composers, musical styles, and works of the medieval period
  • An in-text anthology features all of the major works, eliminating the need for a separate purchase
  • A wide variety of source materials, all translated by Jeremy Yudkin, offers fresh interpretations of classic works
  • Illustrations of source manuscripts and artwork provide added context

About the Author(s)

Jeremy Yudkin is Professor of Music and Co-Director of the Center for Beethoven Research at Boston University. He is the author of ten books and many articles on medieval music, Beethoven, and jazz.

Reviews

"The writing in Music in Medieval Europe is exceptional and the examples are well chosen." --Kerry McCarthy, Duke University

"This book offers the clearest description of medieval musical style currently available. The organization makes sense and it is easy to use it as a backdrop for more detailed discussion of primary sources." --Jennifer Saltzstein, University of Oklahoma

"Music in Medieval Europe is an ideal book for undergraduates, as it provides thorough coverage without going too deeply into the staggering complexities of the subject. Yudkin clearly lays out the basic material in a single volume that includes a music anthology within the text, an extraordinarily helpful feature for both students and instructors." --Honey Meconi, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Table of Contents

    CONTENTS

    PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
    PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
    LIST OF MUSICAL EXAMPLES

    CHAPTER 1 THE MIDDLE AGES
    Life in Medieval Europe
    The Medieval Heritage
    The Years 400-1000
    The Years 1000-1400
    The Role of Music

    CHAPTER 2 THE THEORETICAL TRADITION OF ANTIQUITY
    The Ancient World
    Music in Antiquity
    Boethius
    The Seven Liberal Arts
    Augustine

    CHAPTER 3 CHANT AND LITURGY
    The Development of the Christian Church
    Literature and Language of the Early Church
    Development of the Liturgy
    Charlemagne
    Music in the Liturgy
    Plainchant
    Text and Music
    Shape and Melodic Style
    The Melodic Modes
    Summary
    Comments on Notation and Performance

    CHAPTER 4 THE MASS
    Structure of the Mass
    The Mass for Pentecost
    Fore-Mass
    Eucharist
    Summary

    CHAPTER 5 THE OFFICE
    Monasticism in the Middle Ages
    Structure of the Office
    Matins for the Nativity
    Introduction
    The Nocturns
    Conclusion

    Summary

    CHAPTER 6 900-1200: THE LATIN TRADITION
    Chant after Charlemagne
    Tropes
    Prosulas
    Sequences
    Latin Songs
    The Rhymed Office
    Latin Drama
    Summary

    CHAPTER 7 THE VERNACULAR TRADITION: 1000-1300
    Southern France
    Northern France
    Italy
    Iberia
    England
    Germany
    Vernacular Drama
    Summary
    Comments on Notation and Performance

    CHAPTER 8 EARLY POLYPHONY
    Sources to the Twelfth Century
    Twelfth-Century Sources
    Aquitainian Polyphony
    Codex Calixtinus
    Summary

    CHAPTER 9 THE NEW MUSIC OF PARIS
    Paris: Its university and Cathedral
    Leoninus
    The Musical Style of the Magnus Liber
    Conductus
    Perotinus and Further Developments in the Thirteenth Century
    Clausulae
    Tripla and Quadrupla
    From Clausula to Motet
    The Motet to 1275
    Hocket
    The Conductus-Motet
    The Motet Enté
    The Late Thirteenth-Century Motet
    English Motets
    Comments on Notation and Performance

    CHAPTER 10 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TO 1300
    Improvised Music
    Instrumental Performance of Vocal Pieces
    Dance Music
    Instruments
    Bowed Instrument
    Plucked Instruments
    Blown
    Instruments
    Keyboard Instruments
    Percussion

    Summary

    CHAPTER 11 THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY IN FRANCE
    The Roman de Fauvel
    The Isorhythmic Motet
    Guillaume de Machaut
    The Motets
    The Mass
    The Secular Songs

    Liturgical Polyphony
    The Tournai Mass
    Summary
    Comments on Notation and Performance

    CHAPTER 12 THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY IN ITALY
    The Early Ballata
    The Madrigal
    The Caccia
    The Canonic Madrigal
    Francesco Landini
    Instrumental Music
    Liturgical Polyphony
    Summary

    CHAPTER 13 "PERFECT BEAUTY"
    The Avignon Style
    English Music
    Johannes Ciconia
    Conclusion

    INDEX