Anthology for Music in the Medieval West, part of the Western Music in Context series, is the ideal companion to Music in the Medieval West. Forty-four carefully chosen works-including plainchant, the earliest experiments in polyphony, excerpts from Latin liturgical dramas and the elaborate polyphony of the fourteenth century-offer representative examples of the music of the period. Commentaries following each score present a careful analysis of the music and online links to purchase and download recordings make listening easier than ever.
Margot Fassler is Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. Her works include The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts, Gothic Song: Victorine Sequences and Augustinian Reform in Twelfth-Century Paris, and a series of films on sacred music. Fassler is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the American Musicological Society's Otto Kinkeldey Prize. Walter Frisch is H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer Professor of Music at Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Brahms: The Four Symphonies, The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg 1903-1908, and German Modernism: Music and the Arts. He is the recipient of two ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
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