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Author Kelly, Thomas Forrest.

Title Capturing music : the story of notation / Thomas Forrest Kelly.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]

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 Talbott Media  ML431 .K45    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk  Accompanying CD may be checked out of the library.
 Talbott: Circulating Collection  ML431 .K45    Available  ---
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 238 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
audio file CD audio
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-225) and index.
Performer CD performed by Blue Heron (Michael Barrett, Paul Guttry, Ian Howell, David McFerrin, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Martin Near, Mark Sprinkle, Sumner Thompson, and Paul Max Tipton, voices ; Laura Jeppesen, vielle ; Scott Metcalfe, harp and vielle ; Charles Weaver, lute) ; Scott Metcalfe, director.
Contents Isidore : writing as recording -- St. Gregory and the recording of music -- Guido the monk and the recording of pitch -- The great book : Leoninus and the recording of rhythm -- Franco figures it out -- It takes a scientist : Philippe de Vitry -- Into the future : later developments.
CD. Gregorian chant, Introit "Ad te levavi" (Michael Barrett, soloist) -- Gregorian chant, Introit "Resurrexi" (David McFerrin, soloist) -- Gregorian chant, Alleluia "Pascha nostrum" (Paul Guttry, soloist) -- Hymn, "Ut queant laxis" -- Alleluia "Pascha nostrum" / Leoninus (Jason McStoots, soloist) -- Alleluia "Pascha nostrum" / Perotinus (Michael Barrett and Sumner Thompson, soloists (Alleluia) ; Owen McIntosh and Jason McStoots, soloist ("Pascha nostrum") -- Clausula, "Latus est" Mark Sprinkle, soloist) -- Motet, "Immolata paschali victima" (Mark Sprinkle and Jason McStoots) -- "Sumer is icumen in ; Perspice Christicola" -- Motet, "Diex qui porroir ; En grant dolour ; Aptatur" (Jason McStoots, Mark Sprinkle, and Scott Metcalfe) -- Motete, "Aucun ont trouvé ; Lonctans me sui ; Annun[tiantes]" Jason McStoots, Michael Barreett, and David McFerrin) -- Motet, "Garrit gallus ; In nova fert" / Philippe de Vitry (Ian Howell, Martin Near, and Scott Metcalfe) -- "Biaute qui toutes autres pere" / Guillaume de Machaut (Owen McIntosh, Laura Jeppesen, and Scott Metcalfe) -- "Io son un pellegrin" (Owen McIntosh and Sumner Thompson) -- "Musica son" / Francesco Landini (Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, and Sumner Thompson) -- "En attendant, Esperance conforte" / Jacob Senleches (Owen McIntosh, Charles Weaver, and Scott Metcalfe) -- "Belle, bonne, sage, plaisant" / Baude Cordier (Martin Near, Charles Weaver, and Scott Metcalfe).
Summary Before the era of recording -- before wax cylinders, vinyl, or digital media -- songwriters, composers, and musicians relied on sheet music and musical notation to disseminate their works. In this marvelously witty and engaging chapter of music history, Kelly, a Harvard musicologist, thoughtfully reviews the long process through which musical notation developed.
Subject Musical notation -- History -- To 1500.
Musical notation.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form History.
Added Author Metcalfe, Scott, director.
Léonin, active 12th century, composer.
Pérotin, -1238?, composer.
Vitry, Philippe de, 1291-1361, composer.
Container of (work): Guillaume, de Machaut, approximately 1300-1377. Biaute qui toutes autres pere.
Container of (work): Landini, Francesco, approximately 1325-1397. Musica son che mi dolgo/Già furon/Ciascun vuol.
Container of (work): Jacob, de Senleches, active 1378-1395. En attendant esperance.
Container of (work): Cordier, Baude, active 15th century. Belle, bonne, sage.
Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, performer.
Container of (work): Catholic Church. Pascha nostrum.
ISBN 9780393064964 (hardcover)