Cori Spezzati: Volume 2: An Anthology of Sacred Polychoral Music

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 27, 1988 - Music - 168 pages
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Carver deals with polychoral church music from its beginnings in the early 1500s to its climax in the work of Gabrieli and Schutz. In polychoral music the singers, and sometimes instrumentalists were split into two or more groups that engaged in lively musical dialogue and joined in majestic tutti climaxes.Cori Spezzati draws on contemporary descriptions of the idiom, especially from the writings of Vicentino and Zarlino, but concentrates mainly on musical analysis, showing how antiphonal chanting, dialogue, and canon influenced the phenomenon. Polychoral music, but with impressive pomp. Carver's study shows that it was cultivated by many composers outside Venice--in Rome, all over Northern Italy, in Germany, Spain, and the New World--and that it was as capable of quiet devotion as of outgoing pomp. Perhaps most important, music by several major composers about whom there is little literature available are treated in depth: the Gabrielis, Lasso, Palestrina, Victoria, and some German masters. A companion volume anthologizes seventeen complete pieces of music, most of which are analyzed in the text of Volume 1.
 

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Contents

Section 1
v
Section 2
vi
Section 3
i
Section 4
i
Section 5
i
Section 6
17
Section 7
23
Section 8
24
Section 15
94
Section 16
110
Section 17
119
Section 18
124
Section 19
133
Section 20
138
Section 21
139
Section 22
141

Section 9
39
Section 10
50
Section 11
53
Section 12
67
Section 13
69
Section 14
82
Section 23
144
Section 24
148
Section 25
149
Section 26
156
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