Singing Early Music

Singing Early Music

The Pronunciation of European Languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance
Edited by Timothy J McGee, with A G Rigg and David N Klausner
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/25/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21026-5
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Singing Early Music studies the principal languages of Europe as they were spoken from the twelfth to the seventeenth century: English, Scots, French, Occitan, Spanish, Galician-Portuguese, Italian, German, and Flemish as well as the Latin "dialect" of each area.

Each chapter is written by an expert in the particular language and includes several sample texts, printed in both the original language and in transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet. All the texts are recorded on the accompanying compact disc. This comprehensive volume and CD will be invaluable for medieval and Renaissance studies as well as for the performance of early music and drama.

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.

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“An invaluable resource on the pronunciation of historic European languages for singers, scholars, actors, and readers of early music and literature. With CD. ". . . a pioneering work of surpassing quality that cannot be too highly recommended." —Journal of Singing ”

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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