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Polyphony in Medieval Paris

The Art of Composing with Plainchant

  • Author: Bradley, Catherine A.
this remarkable study ... constitutes an undeniably important contribution to the revival of musicological thought on the motet of Ars Antiqua ... the reader will be rewarded by the beautiful... More…



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  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • List of musical examples
  • Acknowledgements
  • Manuscript sigla
  • Abbreviations
  • A note on transcriptions and numbering systems
  • Introduction
  • 1. Plainchant in polyphony: the gradual Propter Veritatem in organa, clausulae and motets
  • 2. Mini clausulae and the Magnus Liber Organi
  • 3. Texting clausulae: repetition and regularity on the Regnat tenor
  • 4. Transcribing motets: vernacular refrain melodies in Magnus Liber clausulae
  • 5. Framing motets: quoting and crafting refrains against plainchant tenors
  • 6. Intertextuality, song and female voices in motets on a Saint Elizabeth of Hungary tenor
  • 7. From Florence to Fauvel: re-reading musical paradigms through a long-lived Iohanne motet
  • 8. Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Index.