Essays on Medieval Music in Honor of David G. Hughes (Isham Library Papers #4) (Hardcover)

By Graeme Boone (Editor)

Harvard University Press, 9780674267060, 352pp.

Publication Date: June 18, 1995

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This collection of nineteen essays presents a broad spectrum of current research that will interest students of medieval music, history, or culture. Topics include a comparison of early chant transmission in Rome and Jerusalem; the relationship between the earliest chant notation and prosodic accents; conceptualizing rhythm in medieval music and poetry; the persistence of Guidonian organum in the later Middle Ages; a connection between Dante and St. Cecilia; and the development of the trecento madrigal. The essays, written by distinguished scholars, stem from a conference in honor of David G. Hughes, professor of medieval music at Harvard University and noted specialist of chant.