Sound of Medieval Song: Ornamentation and Vocal Style According to the Treatises (Oxford Monographs on Music #2) (Hardcover)

Sound of Medieval Song: Ornamentation and Vocal Style According to the Treatises (Oxford Monographs on Music #2) By Timothy J. McGee, Randall A. Rosenfeld (Translator) Cover Image
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The Sound of Medieval Song is a study of how both scared and secular music were actually sung during the Middle Ages. The source of the information is the actual notation in the early manuscripts as well as statements found in approximately 50 theoretical treatises written between the years 600-1500. The writings describe various singing practices and both desirable and undesirable vocal techniques, providing a fairly accurate picture of how singers approached the music of the period.

About the Author


Timothy J. McGee studied at Universities of Notre Dame, Yale, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh. He is Founding Director of The Toronto Consort.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780198166191
ISBN-10: 0198166192
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publication Date: June 11th, 1998
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Oxford Monographs on Music