Singing Early Music: The Pronunciation of European Languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance (Music)

Singing Early Music: The Pronunciation of European Languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance (Music)

By: Timothy McGee (editor)Paperback

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Singing Early Music studies the principal languages of Europe as they were spoken from the twelfth to the seventeenth century: English, Scots, French, Occitan, Spanish, Galician-Portuguese, Italian, German, and Flemish as well as the Latin "dialect" of each area. Each chapter is written by an expert in the particular language and includes several sample texts, printed in both the original language and in transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet. All the texts are recorded on the accompanying compact disc. This comprehensive volume and CD will be invaluable for medieval and Renaissance studies as well as for the performance of early music and drama.

About Author

TIMOTHY J. MCGEE is Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Toronto and author of Medieval and Renaissance Music: A Performer's Guide and Medieval Instrumental Dances.

Contents

Preface Acknowledgments How to Use This Guide Common Abbreviations 1. Introduction Phonetics, David N. Klausner Overview of European Languages, A. G. Rigg Latin, A. G. Rigg Britain 2. English, David N. Klausner Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts 3. Sixteenth-Century Scots, David N. Klausner Sample Texts 4. Anglo-Latin, A. G. Rigg Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts France 5. Old French, Robert Taylor Diachronic Sound Chart Picard Sounds (Typical Picard Sounds) Sample Texts 6. French Latin, Harold Copeman Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts 7. Occitan, Robert Taylor Sample Texts Iberian Peninsula 8. Catalan, Beata FitzPatrick Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts 9. Spanish (Castilian), James F. Burke Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts 10. Spanish Latin, Harold Copeman Sample Texts 11. Galician-Portuguese, Joseph T. Snow and James Burke Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts 12. Portuguese Latin, Harold Copeman Sample Texts Italy 13. Italian, Gianrenzo Clivio Sample Texts 14. Italian Latin, harold Copeman Sample Texts Germany and the Low Countries 15. Middle High German, Peter Frenzel Sample Texts 16. Late Medieval German and Early New High German, Peter Frenzel Diachronic Sound Chart Sample Texts 17. German Latin, Harold Copeman and Vera U. G. Scherr Sample Texts 18. Flemish (Dutch), William Z. Shetter Sample Texts 19. Netherlands Latin, harold Copeman Sample Texts Glossary Index to Compact Disk Contributors Phonetic Chart, David N. Klausner

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780253210265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780253210265
  • weight: 644
  • ISBN10: 0253210267

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