Singing Early Music
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Singing Early Music

The Pronunciation of European Languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance
Timothy J. McGee, ed.
Distribution: World
Publication date: 8/3/2004
Format: paper 320 pages
7 x 10
ISBN: 978-0-253-21026-5
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Praise for the cloth edition:
“Commendable in its scholarship . . . should prove of interest to linguists, medievalists, and Renaissance academicians, as well as to fastidious performers of early music.” —Choice

“Singing Early Music is a pioneering work of surpassing quality that cannot be too highly recommended.” —Journal of Singing

“Addresses the needs of the performer directly, giving historical pronunciations for a range of languages [and] sample texts. . . . The CD that comes with the book will prove invaluable. . . . David Klausner’s recording is admirably consistent and convincing across the wide range of languages.” —Early Music

Author Bio

Timothy J. McGee is Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Toronto, and author of Medieval and Renaissance Music: A Performer’s Guide and Medieval Instrumental Dances (IUP, 1989).

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

How to Use This Guide

Common Abbreviations

1. Introduction


Phonetics, David N. Klausner


Overview of European Languages, A. G. Rigg


Latin, A. G. Rigg

Britain

2. English, David N. Klausner


Diachronic Sound Chart



Sample Texts

3. Sixteenth-Century Scots, David N. Klausner


Sample Texts

4. Anglo-Latin, A. G. Rigg


Diachronic Sound Chart


Sample Texts

France

5. Old French, Robert Taylor


Diachronic Sound Chart


Picard Sounds (Typical Picard Sounds)


Sample Texts

6. French Latin, Harold Copeman


Diachronic Sound Chart


Sample Texts

7. Occitan, Robert Taylor


Sample Texts

Iberian Peninsula

8. Catalan, Beata FitzPatrick


Diachronic Sound Chart


Sample Texts

9. Spanish (Castilian), James F. Burke


Diachronic Sound Chart


Sample Texts

10. Spanish Latin, Harold Copeman


Sample Texts

11. Galician-Portuguese, Joseph T. Snow and James Burke


Diachronic Sound Chart


Sample Texts

12. Portuguese Latin, Harold Copeman


Sample Texts

Italy

13. Italian, Gianrenzo Clivio


Sample Texts

14. Italian Latin, harold Copeman


Sample Texts

Germany and the Low Countries

15. Middle High German, Peter Frenzel


Sample Texts

16. Late Medieval German and Early New High German, Peter Frenzel


Diachronic Sound Chart


Sample Texts

17. German Latin, Harold Copeman and Vera U. G. Scherr


Sample Texts

18. Flemish (Dutch), William Z. Shetter


Sample Texts

19. Netherlands Latin, harold Copeman


Sample Texts

Glossary

Index to Compact Disk

Contributors

Phonetic Chart, David N. Klausner