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Guillaume de Machaut and Reims: Context and Meaning in His Musical Works

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A study of Machaut, fourteenth-century French composer and poet, who wrote the first polyphonic Mass.Texte du rabat Guillaume de M... Lire la suite
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A study of Machaut, fourteenth-century French composer and poet, who wrote the first polyphonic Mass.

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Guillaume de Machaut, renowned fourteenth-century French composer and poet, wrote the first polyphonic Mass and many other important musical works. Friend of royalty, prelates, noted poets and musicians, Machaut was a cosmopolitan presence in late medieval Europe. He also served as canon of the cathedral of Reims, an ancient and influential archiepiscopal see and the coronation site of French kings. This exploration of Machaut’s life and work focuses on his music based on ecclesiastical chants: twenty-three motets, the David Hocket, and the Mass of Our Lady. The meaning of his music can often be understood through study of its context in fourteenth-century Reims. Machaut emerges as a composer deeply involved in the great crises of his day, one who skilfully and artfully expresses profound themes of human existence in ardent music and poetry.

Résumé
Machaut was a cosmopolitan presence in late medieval Europe as well as canon of Reims Cathedral. From this penetrating study, he emerges as a composer deeply involved in the great crises of his day, one who skilfully and artfully expresses profound themes of human existence in ardent music and poetry.

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List of figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and conventions; Prologue: context and meaning in Guillaume de Machaut’s musical works; Part I. Reims and its Music: Cathedral, City, Archdiocese: 1. Guillaume de Machaut in Reims; 2. Canonical affirmation and resistance in Machaut’s motets 18 and 19; Part II. Turned-About Love Songs: 3. Machaut’s motets 1-17 and the medieval mystical tradition; 4. The beginning of love’s journey; 5. The middle of love’s journey: the struggle with sin; 6. The end of love’s journey: union with the beloved; Part III. Music of War, Kingship and Final Things: 7. Machaut’s late motets and the Hundred Years War in Reims; 8. Machaut’s David Hocket and the coronation of Charles V (1364); 9. Machaut’s Mass of Our Lady and composer remembrance through music; Epilogue: context, meaning and artistry in Machaut’s music; Appendix A: documents; Appendix B: texts and translations of Machaut’s motets; Appendix C: manuscripts consulted for the musical examples; Notes; Bibliography; Index of works by Machaut; Index of manuscripts; General index.

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Titre: Guillaume de Machaut and Reims: Context and Meaning in His Musical Works
Sous-titre: Context and Meaning in His Musical Works
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Code EAN: 9780521036085
ISBN: 978-0-521-03608-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Musique
nombre de pages: 480
Poids: 757g
Taille: H244mm x B170mm x T25mm
Année: 2007

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