Medieval Music

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Honey Meconi
Ashgate, 2011 - Music - 517 pages
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This selection of classic essays on music performance practice of the Middle Ages addresses the most crucial of performers' decisions: pitch, rhythm and performing forces, as well as related matters such as proportions, tunings and the need for ornamentation. The volume includes essays on all types of music - monophony and polyphony, sacred and secular - and the introduction provides an overview of the major issues plus an extended bibliography of relevant scholarship.

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About the author (2011)

Honey Meconi is Director of Medieval Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of the University of Pensylvania and Music Fellow of Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy. Dr Meconi's shorter writings have been published widely including with the
Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Journal of Musicology, Early Music, Journal of the American Musicological Society, and numerous others. She is currently editing Early Musical Borrowing for Garland in their series "Criticism and Analysis of Early Music."

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