Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Music in Medieval Manuscripts

By: Arthur Searle (author), Nicolas Bell (author)Paperback

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Our knowledge of medieval music - from the dramatic and melodic riches of the thirteenth century to such highlights of the fifteenth century as the pieces in the Old Hall Manuscript - rests almost wholly on the existence of the manuscripts that have survived. Many illuminated manuscripts similarly contain detailed depictions of musicians with their instruments providing a valuable source of reference for performers today. A lively introduction to all aspects of medieval music for anyone who enjoys listening to works of the period.

About Author

Nicolas Bell is a curator of music manuscripts in the Music Collections of the British Library. Arthur Searle was Curator of music manuscripts in the British Library until his retirement in 1996.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780802084323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 64
  • ID: 9780802084323
  • weight: 222
  • ISBN10: 080208432X

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