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Anthology for Music in the Medieval West

Anthology for Music in the Medieval West

Margot Fassler, Walter Frisch (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-393-92022-2

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250 pages

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A concise anthology featuring a wide range of medieval music.

Anthology for Music in the Medieval West, part of the Western Music in Context series, is the ideal companion to Music in the Medieval West. Forty-four carefully chosen works—including plainchant, the earliest experiments in polyphony, excerpts from Latin liturgical dramas, and the elaborate polyphony of the fourteenth century—offer representative examples of the music of the period. Commentaries following each score present a careful analysis of the music, and online links to purchase and download recordings make listening easier than ever.

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1. Anonymous, Ave Maris Stella
2. Anonymous, The Oxyrhynchus hymn
3. Ambrose of Milan, Aeterne Rerum Conditor
4. Anonymous, Some Easter Mass Propers
5. Anonymous, Polyphonic examples from Musica Enchiriadis
6. Anonymous, Antiphon "Ecce apparebit dominus" with Psalm 147 (146):1–11
7. Anonymous, Kyrie Cunctipotens genitor
8. Anonymous and Notker the Stammer, Two Early Medieval Sequences
9. Anonymous, Tropes for the Introit Resurrexi
10. Fulbert of Chartres (?), Responsory: Stirps Jesse
11. Anonymous, Sequence Congaudentes exultemus for St. Nicholas
12. Anonymous, Responsory Ex eius tumba and Prosula Sospitati for St. Nicholas
13. Fleury Playbook, From The Three Daughters, a play for St. Nicholas
14. Winchester Troper, Polyphonic Setting of Alleluia Surrexit Vere
15. Anonymous, Annus Novus in Gaudio
16. Anonymous, Stirps Jesse Florigeram
17. Anonymous, Alma perpetui /Ave regina caelorum
18. Albertus, Cantor of Paris, Congaudeant Catholici
19. Peter Abelard, Epithalamica
20. Four Troubadour Songs
     20.1. Macabru, L'autrier jost' una sebissa
     20.2. Bernart de Ventadorn, Can vei la lauzeta
     20.3. Guiraut de Bornehl, Reis glorios
     20.4. La Comtessa de Dia, A chantar m'er
21. Adam of St. Victor (?), Zima vetus
22. Hildegard of Bingen, Mathias Sanctus
23. Anonymous, Laude Novella
24. Anonymous, Bacche, bene venies
25. Thibaut de Champagne, Chancon ferai que talenz
26. Alfonso the Wise (?), Rosa das Rosas
27. Martin Codex, Ondas do mare de Vigo
28. Philip the Chancellor (?), Sol oritur
29. Anonymous, Phrases from the Vatican Organum Treatise and Two-part organum purum with discant, and copula
30. Anonymous, Organum triplum on Flos Filius
31. Anonymous, Clausulae on Flos Filius
32. Anonymous, Two early motets on Flos Filius
33. Petrus de Cruce, S'Amours eust point de poer/Au Renouveler/Ecce
34. Philip de Vitry, Tribum/Quoniam/Merito
35. Guillaume de Machaut, Remede de Fortune: Dame de qui, toute ma joie and Dame vous sans retollir.
36. Guillaume de Machaut, Fons totius/O livoris feritas/Fera pessima
37. Guillaume de Machaut, Messe de Nostre Dame: Kyrie
38. Jacob Senleches, Je me merveil/J’ay pluseurs fois
39. Marchettus of Padua, Ave regina celorum/Mater innocencie/Ite Joseph
40. Anonymous, Madrigal: Quando I Oselli Canta
41. Francesco Landini, De sospirar sovente
42. Antonio Zacara da Teramo, Cacciando per gustar
43. Anonymous, Singularis Laudis Digna
44. Richard Queldryk, Troped Gloria

In addition to full scores, the anthology includes concise analyses of the music from both formal and stylistic points of view. Information about form appears in tables, so that students can instantly understand the shape of anthology compositions. In addition to supplying concise analyses, the anthology commentaries also address such issues as sources and performance practice. A short Primer explains medieval systems of music theory, including scales and modes. It also offers lessons in understanding and transcribing medieval notation, as well as a guide to the Christian liturgy.

A wide range of recording options gives students and instructors flexibility in listening to anthology selections. StudySpace provides links to stream nearly every anthology selection from Naxos (accessible via an institutional subscription or a US$25 individual subscription), as well as links to purchase and download recordings from iTunes and Amazon, allowing students to listen to music the way they want.