The Middle Eastern Influence on Late Medieval Italian Dances: Origins of the 29987 Istampittas
This work focuses on eight of the dances, the 'istampittas,' linked etymologically to the 'estampie,' a French dance, whose origins are here examined with an eye toward Italian and French music and civilization, as well as the music and society of the Arabs.
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Age of Chaucer arabesque Arabian Arabic culture Arabic music ballata Belicha breve cadences Cambridge Chanson roial Chapter characteristics Chominciamento di gioia Christine Schima Codex composers compositions dance pairs descending Eastern Influences eight estampies European music Example Florence Florentine followed Fontane fourteenth century Francesco Landini French estampies heterophony History of Music Ibid improvised Indiana University Press Instrumental Music Islamic isorhythm Istampitta Ghaetta istampittas Italian music Italian trecento Italy Landini leading tone Machaut Manuscript London maqam medieval dance Medieval Instrumental Dances Medieval Music melodic material Menocal Middle Ages Middle Eastern monophonic Motetus motifs musicians musicologist Muwashshah Northern Italy notation Nova ornamentation Palamento pars begins performance pieces pitch Provence Quinte Estampie Real Reinhard Strohm repertoire repetition rhythm rhythmic Schima Scientific American Frontiers sections secular style tetrachord Timothy McGee tonal center Touma transcriptions trecento Italy troubadour Tuscan unit phrase units of measure vocal voices Western zagal