Ars antiqua: "Organum, Conductus, Motet by EdwardH. Roesner

By EdwardH. Roesner

The ars antiqua started to be pointed out in writings approximately song within the early a long time of the fourteenth century, the place it used to be pointed out in addition to references to a extra smooth "art", an ars nova. It used to be understood by means of those that coined the idea to be rooted within the musical practices defined within the Ars musica of Lambertus and, specially, the Ars cantus mensurabilis of Franco of Cologne. at once or in a roundabout way the essays accumulated during this quantity all tackle a number of of the problems concerning ars antiqua polyphony-questions in terms of the character and definition of style; the evolution of the polyphonic idiom; the workings of the artistic approach together with the function of oral technique and notation and the continuum among those extremes; questions on how this track used to be used and understood; and of ways it matches into the highbrow lifetime of the 12th and 13th centuries. a few of the essays ask new questions or technique long-standing ones from clean views. All, besides the fact that, are rooted in a line of scholarship that produced a physique of writing of continuous relevance.

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