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The Hybrid Voice of Monophonic Motets

Judith A. Peraino

in Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines a subgenre of monophonic songs labeled motet enté (meaning “grafted motet”) in some medieval sources. These songs were conceived and crafted from the fusing of the single-voiced ... More


The early cantatas

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Bach's early cantatas. The musical style Bach employs in his early cantatas is rooted in Lutheran tradition, though he takes full advantage of the immense range of formal and ... More


The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Joseph Kerman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520243583
eISBN:
9780520941397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243583.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Fugue for J. S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The ... More


Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Judith A. Peraino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This study focuses on monophonic “courtly love” songs from roughly 1100 to the 1350s. These songs present a paradox: they conceive and express the autonomous subject—the lyric “I” represented by a ... More


The Turn of the Voice

Judith A. Peraino

in Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter applies the concept of “the turn” in Louis Althusser’s theory of subject formation through interpellation by language to the musical turning points in medieval love lyrics that are ... More


The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Emma Dillon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Among the most memorable innovations of music and poetry in thirteenth-century France was a genre that seemed to privilege sound over sense. The polytextual motet is especially well-known to scholars ... More


The Motet at Ferrara

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In later years, the development of wider musical and diplomatic contacts broadened the motet literature available to the chapel. So did the increasingly international character of the chapel itself, ... More


Listening to the Past, Listening in the Past

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is an exposition of the methodology of the book. It begins with analysis of a thirteenth-century motet, exploring the relationship between text and sound, and argues that the motet’s ... More


Sound and the City

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the sound of medieval Paris as a sonic backdrop to the motet. It takes three case studies of representations of the city dating from the late thirteenth and early fourteenth ... More


Charivari

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter contrasts the sound of the everyday city with one of the more radical occurrences that could take place in that environment: the noisy ritual of charivari. The chapter begins with ... More


Madness and the Eloquence of Nonsense

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0037
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the sounds of madness, particularly with regard non-semantic, nonsensical sounds associated with the state of insanity. It takes as its starting point Adam de la Halle’s famous ... More


Sound in Prayer

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0043
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This short chapter provides a bridge between the largely secular soundscapes of the preceding chapters and the sounds associated with prayer that occupy the remaining chapters. It identifies a large ... More


Devotional Listening and the Montpellier Codex

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0096
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the supermusical effect of the repertory of devotional motets in light of the evidence for sound in prayer. It illustrates the close affinity between the sounds associated with ... More


The Colonizing Ear

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Christopher Page first ruffled the early-music world in the late 1970s, when he (and, independently, the American scholar Craig Wright) put forward a radical hypothesis. It held that the instruments ... More


Music for the Leipzig Liturgy

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the church music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for the Leipzig liturgy. More than half of the volume in the Bachgessellschaft edition of Bach's work are devoted and his most ... More


Compositional Models and Musical Style

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116663
eISBN:
9780199848959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116663.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter takes into account the compositional models, their use by Bach in general, and their appropriation within Bach's Great Eighteen organ chorales. In dating the early versions, one must ... More


Radical Inwardness: Willaert's Musica nova

Susan McClary

in Modal Subjectivities: Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234932
eISBN:
9780520929159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234932.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Scholars have long acknowledged Adrian Willaert's Musica nova—a collection of motets and madrigals—as one of the great monuments of Western art. Recent research by Martha Feldman reveals that the ... More


Visualization and the Composition of Polyphonic Music

Busse Berger Anna Maria

in Medieval Music and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240285
eISBN:
9780520930643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240285.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is concerned with the impact of the art of memory on polyphonic music that was not improvised but written down. It attempts to explain how polyphonic compositions, in particular ... More


Facing the Music

Philip Brett

in William Byrd and His Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247581
eISBN:
9780520932838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247581.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Alessandro Striggio's forty-part motet Ecce beatam lucem and Thomas Tallis's forty-part Spem in alium nunquam habui. It considers the possibility that Tallis's work was ... More


English Music for the Scottish Progress of 1617

Philip Brett

in William Byrd and His Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247581
eISBN:
9780520932838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247581.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter proposes one instance of the musical vitality of the Chapel Royal. It provides an example of a composer's responding to the demands of a particular occasion with some brilliance by ... More


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