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Contents

Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

CHAPTER 7 Music for an Intellectual and Political Elite

The Thirteenth-Century Motet

Chapter:
CHAPTER 7 Music for an Intellectual and Political Elite
Source:
MUSIC FROM THE EARLIEST NOTATIONS TO THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
Author(s):
Richard Taruskin

Richard Taruskin

The rise of the university produced a new class, emanating from Paris, of literati: urban clerics with secular educations who were put to work as administrators on behalf of the universities themselves, on behalf of the increasingly feudalized church hierarchy (sometimes called the “cathedral nobility”), and above all on behalf of the burgeoning civitas, the secular state. The University of Paris, as one historian has put it, became “the training-ground for Europe’s bureaucrats.” This class found a musical spokesman in a university magister named Johannes de Grocheio (sometimes gallicized informally as “Jean de Grouchy”), the author, around 1300, of a remarkable treatise variously called Ars musicae (“The art of music”) or De musica (“About music”).1

Citation (MLA):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 7 Music for an Intellectual and Political Elite." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 24 Jul. 2014. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume1/actrade-9780195384819-chapter-007.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 7 Music for an Intellectual and Political Elite. In Oxford University Press, Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century. New York, USA. Retrieved 24 Jul. 2014, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume1/actrade-9780195384819-chapter-007.xml
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Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 7 Music for an Intellectual and Political Elite." In Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 24 Jul. 2014, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume1/actrade-9780195384819-chapter-007.xml
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