Ars antiqua: "Organum, Conductus, Motet by EdwardH. Roesner

By EdwardH. Roesner

The ars antiqua started to be pointed out in writings approximately tune within the early many years of the fourteenth century, the place it was once stated in addition to references to a extra glossy "art", an ars nova. It was once understood via those that coined the thought to be rooted within the musical practices defined within the Ars musica of Lambertus and, specifically, the Ars cantus mensurabilis of Franco of Cologne. at once or not directly the essays accumulated during this quantity all handle a number of of the problems concerning ars antiqua polyphony-questions in terms of the character and definition of style; the evolution of the polyphonic idiom; the workings of the inventive strategy together with the position of oral method and notation and the continuum among those extremes; questions about how this song used to be used and understood; and of the way it suits into the highbrow lifetime of the 12th and 13th centuries. a few of the essays ask new questions or procedure long-standing ones from clean views. All, in spite of the fact that, are rooted in a line of scholarship that produced a physique of writing of continuous relevance.

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