A critical companion to medieval motets

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First full comprehensive guide to one of the most important genres of music in the Middle Ages.

Motets constitute the most important polyphonic genre of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Moreover, these compositions are intrinsically involved in the early development of polyphony. This volume - the first to be devotedexclusively to medieval motets - aims to provide a comprehensive guide to them, from a number of different disciplines and perspectives. It addresses crucial matters such as how the motet developed; the rich interplay of musical,poetic, and intertextual modes of meaning specific to the genre; and the changing social and historical circumstances surrounding motets in medieval France, England, and Italy. It also seeks to question many traditional assumptions and received opinions in the area.
The first part of the book considers core concepts in motet scholarship: issues of genre, relationships between the motet and other musico-poetic forms, tenor organization, isorhythm, notational development, social functions, and manuscript layout. This is followed by a series of individual case studies which look in detail at a variety of specific pieces, compositional techniques, collections, and subgenres.

JARED C. HARTT is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.

Contributors: Margaret Bent, Jacques Boogaart, Catherine A. Bradley, Alice V. Clark, Suzannah Clark, KarenDesmond, Lawrence Earp, Sarah Fuller, John Haines, Jared C. Hartt, Elizabeth Eva Leach, Dolores Pesce, Gaƫl Saint-Cricq, Jennifer Saltzstein, Matthew P. Thomson, Stefan Udell, Anna Zayaruznaya, Emily Zazulia
Additional Information
Series Studies in medieval and Renaissance music ; 17.
Subjects Motets -- History and criticism.
Music -- 500-1400 -- History and criticism.
Publisher Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK :The Boydell Press,2018
Other Titles Medieval motets
Contributors Hartt, Jared C., editor.
Language English
Description xx, 397 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-372) and indexes.
ISBN 9781783273072
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