Singing Early Music

Singing Early Music

The Pronunciation of European Languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/25/2004
Format: Paperback
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