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Medieval English Songs

£60.00

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Medieval English Songs presents for the first time the entire corpus of songs with English texts up to about 1400 which are known to have survived with their music. This massive enterprise is the result of a collaboration between two distinguished authorities- linguist and musicologist- which is virtually unique in medieval scholarship. The collaboration began for the practical purpose of preparing performing editions of some of the songs for a gramophone recording. The texts and music of the 33 songs- or 45, including variants- are accompanied by valuable expositions of the theoretical and practical questions which arise in making editions whose aim it is to be both scholarly and performable. Each editor has provided an extensive Introduction, outlining the historical contexts of the songs and discussing both literary and musical aspects of their forms. Much of the explanatory material is intended to assist musicians and students who may not be familiar with either medieval English or medieval music. Included are also guides to pronunciation and performance, and translations of all the songs are into current English.

Condition: The dust jacket is in very good condition. All interior pages are crisp and clean with a good tight binding.

Item details

Author(s):
Dobson, E. J., and Harrison, F. Ll.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to
Edition:
1979
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
057109841X
ISBN-13:
9780571098415
Number of pages:
329
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
Medieval English Songs

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Medieval English Songs presents for the first time the entire corpus of songs with English texts up to about 1400 which are known to have survived with their music. This massive enterprise is the result of a collaboration between two distinguished authorities- linguist and musicologist- which is virtually unique in medieval scholarship. The collaboration began for the practical purpose of preparing performing editions of some of the songs for a gramophone recording. The texts and music of the 33 songs- or 45, including variants- are accompanied by valuable expositions of the theoretical and practical questions which arise in making editions whose aim it is to be both scholarly and performable. Each editor has provided an extensive Introduction, outlining the historical contexts of the songs and discussing both literary and musical aspects of their forms. Much of the explanatory material is intended to assist musicians and students who may not be familiar with either medieval English or medieval music. Included are also guides to pronunciation and performance, and translations of all the songs are into current English.

Condition: The dust jacket is in very good condition. All interior pages are crisp and clean with a good tight binding.

Author(s):
Dobson, E. J., and Harrison, F. Ll.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to
Edition:
1979
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
057109841X
ISBN-13:
9780571098415
Number of pages:
329
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
Medieval English Songs

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