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作者 Thomas, Jennifer Swinger
書名 The sixteenth-century motet: A comprehensive survey of the repertory and case studies of the core texts, composers, and repertory
國際標準書號 9780599369962
book jacket
說明 1167 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 60-06, Section: A, page: 1827
Chair: Edward Nowacki
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Cincinnati, 1999
This study of the Renaissance motet began with the creation of the most comprehensive catalogue of the genre to date. The catalogue includes over 50,000 records and twenty data fields, indexing over 1,400 manuscripts and printed anthologies produced between 1475 and 1600. Though the database undergirds this study, it will be not be issued in this document, but in a more suitable form. Dissertation chapters, drawing on catalogue data, examine specific aspects of the motet: its texts, composers, sources, provenance, and core repertory. Case studies present and interpret the findings, demonstrating methodologies that provide new approaches to such issues as dating, dissemination, biography, text use, and regional practice
The catalogue allows the first true overview of this important genre, revealing an enormous, diverse repertory---13,000--15,000 different motets in 30,000 appearances. Local, mostly unique, works dominate the repertory, followed by works that circulated in varying degrees beyond their original sources. A small but significant body of motets circulated internationally in numerous sources. Most sources reflect this repertorial diversity, intermixing local and international works
A similar statistical curve describes most aspects of the repertory. Few texts, composers, or works enjoy widespread circulation; most remain unique or limited. For instance, just eleven internationally recognized composers, led by Clemens non Papa, Orlande de Lassus, and Josquin Desprez, produced a disproportionate 25 percent of the motets in the catalogue. At the other extreme, nearly 1,000 composers claim only one citation; over 11,000 records remain anonymous
The database brings uniformity, flexibility, and comprehensiveness to specific questions and to broad issues, enabling discernment between typical and atypical data patterns and encouraging new viewpoints and objectivity in our investigation of the motet and its contexts. Patterns detected by the case studies reveal, among other things, associations among composers and musical establishments, circumstances that suggest the absence of first generation sources and the identification of second-generation sources, dating inaccuracies for works and sources, the potential of source histories for illuminating composers' biographical profiles, and the large-scale migration of motet production and preservation over the course of the sixteenth century
School code: 0045
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 60-06A
主題 Music
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Alt Author University of Cincinnati
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