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A Dictionary of Early Music: From The Troubadours to Monteverdi Hardcover – November 19, 1981


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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 19, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195202554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195202557
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,004,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jerome Roche, Lecturer in Music at Durham University, has written the standard textbooks on Palestrina and The Madrigal. He has provided over 100 articles for the new Grove's Dictionary of Music, to which his wife Elizabeth Roche, a specialist in German baroque church music, has also contributed.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book for anyone interested in early music. The beginner will find handy, concise definitions of most of the common terms, styles, instruments, and forms, as well as biographies of major composers. The more advanced early music enthusiast will find it an invaluable source for program notes and ideas, and teachers and ensemble directors will make much use of it as well.
As an aside, it's GREAT to see that this book's definition of the period known as "Early Music" ends with the time of Monteverdi.
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