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Medieval song in Romance languages

Author: John Haines
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Haines presents a detailed survey of songs performed in Vulgar Latin and early Romance languages from around 500 to 1200. The first part of the book discusses this enormous body of neglected songs according to the categories of lament, love song, epic and devotional song. Medieval sources ù mostly condemnations ù ranging from sermons to chronicles attest to the long life and popularity of this music,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Haines
ISBN: 9780521765749 0521765749
OCLC Number: 644692663
Notes: Includes a selection of songs with music notation.
Description: xi, 304 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Medieval Song in Romance Languages --
1. Song --
2. Lament --
3. Love song --
4. Epic song --
5. Devotional song --
6. Conclusion --
Appendix. Medieval condemnations of dance songs --
Part II. Songs with Musical Notation.
Responsibility: John Haines.

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Ranging from 500 to 1200, this book considers the neglected vernacular music of this period, performed mainly by women.  Read more...
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