CHAPTER 12 Emblems and Dynasties
The Cyclic Mass Ordinary Setting
Johannes Tinctoris (ca. 1435-1511), a minor composer but a theorist of encyclopedic ambition, can be our very capable guide to the music of his time, the mid- to late fifteenth century. His twelve treatises, covering the properties and powers of music, the qualities of the modes, notation, counterpoint, form, mensural practice, terminology, and even (in his last work, called De inventione et usu musicae) what might be called musical sociology, attempt collectively to encompass all of contemporary music, its practices and its products alike. They are liberally illustrated with extracts not only from the works of ancient authorities but from the works of the leading composers of Tinctoris’s own generation—the musical literati who staffed the principal courts and churches of Latin Christendom at the time of his writing.
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- Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 12 Emblems and Dynasties." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2015. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume1/actrade-9780195384819-chapter-012.xml>.
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- Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 12 Emblems and Dynasties. In Oxford University Press, Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century. New York, USA. Retrieved 2 Mar. 2015, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume1/actrade-9780195384819-chapter-012.xml
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- Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 12 Emblems and Dynasties." In Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 2 Mar. 2015, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume1/actrade-9780195384819-chapter-012.xml