Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History by Lisa Colton

By Lisa Colton

Although medieval English track has been quite overlooked compared to repertoire from France and Italy, there are few classical musicians this present day who've now not listened to the thirteenth-century track ‘Sumer is icumen in’, or learn of the achievements and repute of fifteenth-century composer John Dunstaple. equally, the id of a distinctively English musical variety (sometimes understood because the contenance angloise) has been made on various events by way of writers exploring the level to which English principles encouraged polyphonic composition in another country. Angel track: Medieval English song in history examines the ways that the normal narratives of English musical background were crafted, from the center a long time to the current. Colton demanding situations the best way the idea that of a canon of English song has been equipped round a handful of items, composers and practices, each one of which bargains possibilities for a reappraisal of English musical and devotional cultures among 1250 and 1460.

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