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A Medieval Motet Book

  • Author:
    Tischler, Hans
  • Publisher:
    Associated Music Publishers, New York & London, 1973
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A Collection of 13th Century Motets in Various Vocal and Instrumental Combinations Compiled and Edited for Study and Modern Performance with Notes and English Translations by Hans Tischler First edition, 1973. Soft cover. vi, 134pp. Illustrated card cover. No jacket (as issued). The works offered here all belong to a repertoire of over four hundred motets, extant from the period between about 1190 and 1270, that of King Philip Augustus, the adversary of Richard the Lionheart and King John, and of St. Louis under whom medieval culture in Europe reached its apogee. This period saw several crusades and the tragic fratricidal was in France, known as the Albigense Crusade. Yet the motet repertoire hardly refers to these events, although historical references do occur in the contemporary poems of the troubadours and minnesingers as well as in a third repertoire - that of the Latin polyphonic conductus. On the other hand, some motet texts do criticize the morals of the age, while others deal with the social life of the time. Many more of the motets deal with questions of religion. Book in good condition. Covers generally rubbed and soiled with some slight creasing to corners. Light spotting to covers, text block edges and endpapers. Clean and unmarked internally.
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