By James McKinnon
From the sequence reading the improvement of track in particular areas in the course of specific instances, this booklet seems to be at historical and medieval song, from Classical and Christian antiquity to the emergence of the Gregorian chant and the medieval city and Court.
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Swaam, The Late Middle Ages: Art and Architecture from 1350 to the Advent of the Renaissance (Ithaca, NY, 1977); the latter work is superbly illustrated. For a colourful portrait of music during the period, see R. Strohm's Music in Late Medieval Bruges (Oxford, 1985) and more particularly C. Wright, 'Performance Practices at the Cathedral of Cambrai 14751550', MQ, lxiv (1978), 295-328. For the significance of the Renaissance in Western civilization one turns again to the greatest of our cultural historians, E.
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