Hugh Benham's John Taverner: His Life and Music PDF

By Hugh Benham

John Taverner used to be the major composer of church song less than Henry VIII. His contributions to the mass and votive antiphon are diverse, unique and infrequently leading edge; he has left extra vital settings for the place of work than any of his predecessors, or even a bit secular tune survives. Hugh Benham, editor of Taverner?s entire works for Early English Church tune, now offers the 1st full-length learn of the composer for over two decades. He locations the tune in context, with assistance from biographical info, dialogue of Taverner?s position in society, and clarification of ways every bit was once utilized in the pre-Reformation church providers. He investigates the musical language of Taverner?s predecessors as heritage for a clean exam and appraisal of the song during which he strains similarities with the paintings of more youthful composers. matters confronting the performer are thought of, and the tune can be approached from the listener?s viewpoint, in the beginning via shut analytical inspection of the distinguished votive antiphon Gaude plurimum.

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