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English Church Polyphony: Singers and Sources from the 14th to the 17th Century

  • Author: Bowers, Roger
This volume represents the major contribution of a Cambridge archival scholar who has notably enriched our knowledge of English church music (and other fields) More…



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  • Contents: Church polyphony c.1320-1558: Performance and Notation: The performing ensemble for English church polyphony, c.1320-1390
  • To chorus from quartet: the performing resource for English church polyphony, c.1390-1559
  • The vocal scoring, choral balance and performing pitch of Latin church polyphony in England, c.1500-1558
  • Choirs and their Music from the Middle Ages to the Civil Wars: Canterbury Cathedral: The liturgy of the cathedral and its music, c.1075-1642
  • The musicians of the Lady Chapel choir of Winchester Cathedral Priory, 1402-1539
  • Lincoln Cathedral: Music and worship to 1640
  • The cultivation and promotion of music in the household and orbit of Thomas Wolsey (c.1489-1530)
  • Composition and Employment in Cathedral and Household Chapel: Fixed points in the chronology of English 14th-century polyphony
  • Some observations on the life and career of Lionel Power
  • Obligation, agency and laissez-faire: the promotion of polyphonic composition for the church in 15th-century England
  • Index.