Music in the English Courtly Masque, 1604-1640 Peter Walls

ISBN: 9781280766046

Published: January 10th 2010

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372 pages


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Music in the English Courtly Masque, 1604-1640  by  Peter Walls

Music in the English Courtly Masque, 1604-1640 by Peter Walls
January 10th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 372 pages | ISBN: 9781280766046 | 4.79 Mb

Those privileged enough to attend performances of masques at court in the early seventeenth century invariably commented on the sumptuousness of the music. Yet our view of the masque has been dominated by the texts, and indeed, modern scholarship hasMoreThose privileged enough to attend performances of masques at court in the early seventeenth century invariably commented on the sumptuousness of the music.

Yet our view of the masque has been dominated by the texts, and indeed, modern scholarship has tended to treat the masque first andforemost as a literary genre. This book is the first complete study of the multi-faceted view of its subject, piecing together a picture of what the music was actually like from musical scores, documentary evidence, and the dramatic texts.



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