JF History of Music: Medieval and Renaissance

 

Week 6    Fourteenth-Century Secular Polyphonic Song


READING

Richard H. Hoppin, Medieval Music (New York and London, 1978), pp. 421–501 (library).

Nigel Wilkins, Words and Music in Medieval Europe (Farnham: Ashgate Variorum, 2011) (library).

Ardis Butterfied, Poetry and Music in Medieval France: From Jean Renart to Guillaume de Machaut (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) (library).

EDITIONS

Kurt von Fischer, Leo Schrade et al (eds), Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century (Monaco) (library):

2–3
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6–11
18–19
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21–24
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The works of Guillaume de Machaut
The works of Francesco Landini
Italian secular music
French secular music: the Chantilly manuscript
French secular music: ballades and canons
French secular music: virelais and rondeaux
The works of Johannes Ciconia


W. Thomas Marrocco (ed.), Fourteenth-Century Italian Cacce (Cambridge, Mass., 1961) (library).

Leeman L. Perkins and Howard Carey (eds), The Mellon Chansonnier (New Haven and London, 1979) (library).

Dufay (ed. Besseler), Opera omnia (American Institute of Musicology, 1966) (library).

Ockeghem (ed. Plamenac), Collected works (2nd ed, American Institute of Musicology, 1959-66) (library).

LISTENING

Department

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A Song for Francesca
The Garden of Zephirus
Ars magis subtiliter
The Mirror of Narcissus
Lancaster and Valois
The Medieval Romantics
The Service of Venus and Mars
Homage to Johannes Ciconia


ESSAY TITLE

Survey the history of the French formes fixes from their origins in trouvère lyric to their decline in the late fifteenth century. Why did they continue to be cultivated by so many generations of poets and composers?