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Prologue

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199732951
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932061 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0016

Series: The New Cultural History of Music Series

Prologue

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The Prologue introduces the themes of the book: to examine new sonic contexts for the sound of medieval music c. 1260-1330, and especially that of the polytextual motet. Via a brief ethnography of the soundscape of modern Exeter, it proposes a methodology that places musical sound in dialogue with the sounding environment of the medieval past as represented by artists, musicians, writers, and thinkers of the period. It also includes an overview of recent work in musicology and medieval studies which emphasizes the range of meanings that could reside in non-musical sound.

Keywords: Exeter; sound; medieval studies; musicology; liveness

Chapter.  6099 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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