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Tactus, Mensuration and Rhythm in Renaissance Music

Tactus, Mensuration and Rhythm in Renaissance Music

by Ruth I. DeFord
Paperback
Publication Date: 08/02/2018
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Ruth I. DeFord's book explores how tactus, mensuration, and rhythm were employed to articulate form and shape in the period from c.1420 to c.1600. Divided into two parts, the book examines the theory and practice of rhythm in relation to each other to offer new interpretations of the writings of Renaissance music theorists. In the first part, DeFord presents the theoretical evidence, introduces the manuscript sources and explains the contradictions and ambiguities in tactus theory. The second part uses theory to analyse some of the best known repertories of Renaissance music, including works by Du Fay, Ockeghem, Busnoys, Josquin, Isaac, Palestrina, and Rore, and to shed light on composers' formal and expressive uses of rhythm. DeFord's conclusions have important implications for our understanding of rhythm and for the analysis, editing, and performance of music during the Renaissance period.
ISBN:
9781107637023
9781107637023
Category:
Theory of music & musicology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
08-02-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
245x170x27mm
Weight:
0.9kg

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