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The Resource Songs, scribes, and society : the history and reception of the Loire Valley chansonniers, Jane Alden

Songs, scribes, and society : the history and reception of the Loire Valley chansonniers, Jane Alden

Label
Songs, scribes, and society : the history and reception of the Loire Valley chansonniers
Title
Songs, scribes, and society
Title remainder
the history and reception of the Loire Valley chansonniers
Statement of responsibility
Jane Alden
Title variation
History and reception of the Loire Valley chansonniers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new kind of songbook emerged in the later fifteenth century: personalized, portable, and lavishly decorated. Five closely related chansonniers, copied in the Loire Valley region of central France, are the earliest surviving examples of this rare commodity. The Loire Valley Chansonniers preserve the music of such renowned composers as Guillaume Du Fay, Johannes Ockeghem, and Antoine Busnoys. But their importance as musical sources has over-shadowed the significance of these manuscripts as artifacts in their own right. Songs, Scribes, and Society focuses primarily on the chansonniers as physical objects, investigating the means by which they were produced and the broader culture in which they circulated. Jane Alden performs a codicological autopsy upon the manuscripts and reveals the hitherto unrecognized role of scribes in shaping the transmission and reception of the chanson repertory. Alden also challenges the long-held belief that the Loire Valley Chansonniers were intended for royal or noble patrons. Instead, she argues that a rising class of bureaucrats--notaries, secretaries, and other court officials--commissioned these exquisite objects. Active as writers and participants in poetry competitions, these individuals may even have written some of the chansons' texts. This book comes with an extensive companion Web site that includes color reproductions of the chansonniers themselves, bringing their unique integration of image, text, and music to a new generation of readers."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alden, Jane
Dewey number
782.4/3094450262
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML93
LC item number
.A46 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The new cultural history of music
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Songbooks, French
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Polyphonic chansons
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Music
  • Music
  • Polyphonic chansons
  • Songbooks, French
  • France
  • France
  • Liederhandschrift
  • Chanson
  • Frankreich
  • Polyphonie
  • Chanson
  • Liederhandschrift
  • Loire (Fluss)
Label
Songs, scribes, and society : the history and reception of the Loire Valley chansonniers, Jane Alden
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering chansonniers -- The material objects -- Chronology and dating revisited -- The makers of the Loire Valley -- Owners, readers, and bookish culture
Control code
953459041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199700738
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953459041
Label
Songs, scribes, and society : the history and reception of the Loire Valley chansonniers, Jane Alden
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering chansonniers -- The material objects -- Chronology and dating revisited -- The makers of the Loire Valley -- Owners, readers, and bookish culture
Control code
953459041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199700738
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953459041

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