By Lisa Colton
Although medieval English song has been particularly missed compared to repertoire from France and Italy, there are few classical musicians at the present time who've now not listened to the thirteenth-century music ‘Sumer is icumen in’, or learn of the achievements and repute of fifteenth-century composer John Dunstaple. equally, the id of a distinctively English musical kind (sometimes understood because the contenance angloise) has been made on various events by means of writers exploring the level to which English principles encouraged polyphonic composition overseas. Angel tune: Medieval English tune in history examines the ways that the traditional narratives of English musical historical past were crafted, from the center a long time to the current. Colton demanding situations the way the idea that of a canon of English tune has been outfitted round a handful of items, composers and practices, every one of which bargains possibilities for a reappraisal of English musical and devotional cultures among 1250 and 1460.
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Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History by Lisa Colton