Chromatic Beauty in the Late Medieval Chanson: An by Thomas Brothers

By Thomas Brothers

This publication presents an in-depth examine of the past due medieval chanson, from Gace Brulé via Guillaume Du Fay. it really is mostly interested by interpretation of ways accidentals functionality, not just on the point of neighborhood element but additionally as a part of the final layout. Thomas Brothers therefore explores the best way inflections are utilized by the composer as an expressive software. The heritage challenge to which this learn responds is the conceptual trouble we now have in examining pitch syntax during this repertory. aid for this strategy comes from connection with causa pulchritudinis ('by cause of beauty'), a justification for chromatic writing first encountered first and foremost of the fourteenth century. In advancing an interpretation of the musical facet of the chanson, Thomas Brothers goals to deliver criteria towards what has been completed in examine of sister disciplines of paintings and literature.

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