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"...will rightly be received as a vital item on any musician's bookshelf."
--Early Music

"I have always been a big fan of the "Companion" series published by Cambridge University Press. Typi- cally written by the leading scholars in a field and covering a lot of ground thoroughly and efficiently, these books can often become sta- ples of a home reference library. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music is no exception, and although longer than most of the other books in the series, it is in fact one of the best. "
--Early Music America

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This Companion is a practical guide to monophonic and polyphonic music from the emergence of plainsong to the end of the fourteenth century. Focusing on technical and cultural aspects of medieval music, its coherent perspective makes it ideal for all students and scholars of this key topic in music studies.

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  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
  • Paperback: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (March 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521608619
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521608619
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Excellent intro to "Medieval music" and all its complexity. The essay approach is well-suited to a field that faces source material ranging from rich and well-preserved to scattershot or poorly kept. For example, the widely uneven range of quality and quantity of source material explains the dominance of Machaut over de Vitry in the 14th century despite Vitry's highly esteemed and innovative output - Machaut, being a secretary to one of the powerful nobles in France, had access to printing technology of the day and could self-published his music and poetry. while DeVitry did not and his works were at the competency of the authors of the many compilations composers' works where usually to be found.

Also good overview comparison the growing sophistication of organum and the forms that were prime grounds for the growth of Western art music's one defining characteristic: polyphony.
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