' ... a marvellous lesson in how to appreciate what remains for most modern music lovers an unfamiliar form.' BBC Music Magazine
'Cumming has provided us with a highly useful and workable map of stylistic change for the motet.' The Times Literary Supplement
' ... Cumming writes extremely clearly and is an excellent guide.' The Singer
Traces the evolution and transformation of the Latin-texted motet during the lifetime of the leading composer of the age, Guillaume Du Fay. The book includes an account of internal and external forces that influenced the transformation of the motet and of fifteenth-century music more generally.