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Music and musicians in the Escorial liturgy under the Habsburgs, 1563-1700 / Michael Noone

Noone, Michael John (1956-)

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ISBN 10: 1878822713 / ISBN 13: 9781878822710
Published by Rochester, NY ; Woodbridge, Suffolk : University of Rochester Press, 1998
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An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dust wrapper. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. Physical description; xvii, 396 p. : ill., facsims., geneal. table, music ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [356]-387) and index.SummaryPhilip II of Spain founded the great Spanish monastery and royal palace of El Escorial in 1563, promoting within it a musical foundation whose dual function as royal chapel and monastery in the service of a Counter Reformation monarch was unique; this volume explores the performance and composition of liturgical music there from its beginnings to the death of Charles II in 1700. It traces the ways in which music styles and practices responded to the the changing functions of the institution, challenging notions about Spanish musical patronage, scrutinising musical manuscripts, uncovering the biographical details of hundreds of musicians, and examining musical practices. Michael Noone is Professor of Musicology at the University of Hong KongReview: An interesting book; about half the book is devoted to narrative, full of often-lengthy and always fascinating quotations from the sources. This is followed by catalogues of polyphonic MSS from the Escorial, biographies of the musicians, the Spanish texts of some documents and two samples of music from the MSS. EARLY MUSIC REVIEW JULY 1998, VOL. 42 Michael Noone's book is something of a trailblazer.it is a valuable, and at the moment unique, corrective. MUSICAL TIMES, AUTUMN 1998 Noone's work will inspire and inform future research in a wide variety of areas. NOTES, MARCH 99 A solid achievement that will be an important work of reference for years to come. MUSIC AND LETTERSSubjects; Escorial. Catholic Church - Spain - San Lorenzo del Escorial - Liturgy - History - 16th century. Catholic Church - Spain - San Lorenzo del Escorial - Liturgy - History - 17th century.Church music - Spain - San Lorenzo del Escorial - 16th century. Church music - Spain - San Lorenzo del Escorial - 17th century.Church music - Catholic Church - 16th century.Church music - Catholic Church - 17th century.Church musicians - Spain - San Lorenzo del Escorial. Church music - Catholic Church - 16th century - History and criticism. Church music - Catholic Church - 17th century - History and criticism.Church music - Spain - 16th century. Church music - Spain - 17th century. Hardcover Kg. 398 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 232552

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Title: Music and musicians in the Escorial liturgy ...

Publisher: Rochester, NY ; Woodbridge, Suffolk : University of Rochester Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st edition.

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Philip II of Spain founded the great Spanish monastery and royal palace of El Escorial in 1563, promoting within it a musical foundation whose dual function as royal chapel and monastery in the service of a Counter Reformation monarch was unique; this volMichael Noone is Professor of Musicology at the University of Hong Kong.

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An interesting book; about half the book is devoted to narrative, full of often-lengthy and always fascinating quotations from the sources. This is followed by catalogues of polyphonic MSS from the Escorial, biographies of the musicians, the Spanish textsMichael Noone's book is something of a trailblazer...it is a valuable, and at the moment unique, corrective. --MUSICAL TIMES, Autumn 1998

Noone's work will inspire and inform future research in a wide variety of areas. --NOTES, March 1999

A solid achievement that will be an important work of reference for years to come. --MUSIC AND LETTERS

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