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- DescriptionIn this book, 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 ermous body of neglected songs according to the categories of lament, love song, epic and devotional song. Medieval sources - mostly condemnations - ranging from sermons to chronicles attest to the long life and popularity of this music performed all throughout this period, and predominantly by women. Performance contexts range from the burial of the dead to the nursing of infants. The study argues for the reinstatement of female vernacular song in the mainstream of medieval music historiography and ends with a discussion of the neglected medieval lullaby. The second part of the book presents an edition and informative commentary of the dozen surviving witnesses with musical tation in the early Romance period prior to 1200.
- Author BiographyJohn Haines holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, where he is an Associate Professor cross-appointed at the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Faculty of Music. He has published on medieval music and its modern reception in many journals, from Romania and Scriptorium to Early Music History and Music and Letters. He is the author of Eight Centuries of Troubadours and Trouveres (Cambridge, 2004) and Satire in the Songs of Renart le nouvel (2009), and is the co-editor of Music and Medieval Manuscripts: Paleography and Performance (2004).
- Author(s)John Haines
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication18/11/2010
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note36 b/w illus. 5 tables
- Weight710 g
- Width174 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine19 mm
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