"...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
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.