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Accentus

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 59 words.

(Lat.).

A term used in the 16th century (e.g. Ornithoparchus, Musicae activae micrologus, 1517) for the simple forms of plainchant based on recitation tones as used in the...

Agazzari, Agostino (opera)

Margaret Murata.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 468 words.

(b ?1579–81; d Siena, Dec 1641–Jan 1642). Italian composer. Having lived in Siena from before 1596, he and his father were made nobles by the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1601. Some time...

Benigni, Domenico

Margaret Murata.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600); Baroque Music. 150 words.

(b Cupramontana, Jan 11, 1596; d Rome, Oct 16, 1653). Italian librettist. After studying at the Collegio Romano he was active in Roman literary circles from the 1620s. He was secretary...

Cash, Johnny

Leigh H. Edwards.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online July 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 894 words.

[John R. ]

(b Kingsland, AR, Feb 26, 1932; d Nashville, TN, Sept 12, 2003). American country singer and songwriter. A dominant force in country music during his almost...

Cigoli

Marinella Pigozzi.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 488 words.

[Cardi, Ludovico]

(b Castelvecchio di Cigoli, nr Pisa, Sept 21, 1559; d Rome, June 8, 1613). Italian scene designer and deviser of displays. A pupil of B. Morellone in Empoli,...

Coggins, Gil

Barry Kernfeld.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 132 words.

(bert Lloyd )

(b New York, Aug 23, 1928; d New York, Feb 15, 2004). American pianist . In the early 1950s he performed and made recordings with Miles Davis (including Yesterd...

Costa, Giovanni Maria

Colin Timms.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 176 words.

(b Genoa, ?1581; d after in or 1656). Italian composer . He spent his working life at Genoa, where he appears to have been organist of the cathedral in the late 16th century and at...

Dafne

Barbara Russano Hanning.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 747 words.

[Daphne]

Opera in a prologue and six scenes by Jacopo Peri, with assistance from Jacopo Corsi, to a libretto by Ottavio Rinuccini after Ovid’s Metamorphoses (book 1);...

Lope de Vega (Carpio), Félix

Jack Sage.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 226 words.

(b Madrid, Nov 25, 1562; d Madrid, Aug 27, 1635). Spanish dramatist, virtual founder of the Spanish theatre and the first Spanish opera librettist. His Selva sin amor, La , performed...

Madrigal

Kurt von Fischer, Gianluca D’Agostino, James Haar, Anthony Newcomb, Massimo Ossi, Nigel Fortune, Joseph Kerman and Jerome Roche.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form; Medieval Music (800-1400); High Renaissance Music (1500-1600); Baroque Music. 25907 words.

A poetic and musical form of 14th-century Italy; more importantly, a term in general use during the 16th century and much of the 17th for settings of various types and forms of secular...

Mazzocchi, Domenico (opera)

Margaret Murata.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 526 words.

(b Civita Castellana, bap. Nov 8, 1592; d Rome, Jan 21, 1665). Italian composer. He became a Roman citizen in 1614 and by 1619 was both priest and Doctor of Laws; he entered the...

Motet

Ernest H. Sanders, Leeman L. Perkins, Patrick Macey, Christoph Wolff, Jerome Roche, Graham Dixon, James R. Anthony and Malcolm Boyd.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form; Medieval Music (800-1400); Early Renaissance Music (1400-1500); High Renaissance Music (1500-1600); Baroque Music. 33836 words.

One of the most important forms of polyphonic music from about 1220 to 1750. No single set of characteristics serves to define it generally, except in particular historical or regional...

Parigi, Giulio

Marinella Pigozzi.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 404 words.

(b Florence, April 6, 1571; d Florence, July 13, 1635). Italian architect, engineer and scene designer. After initial training from his father, the architect Alfonso Parigi (the...