Sources of Identity: Makers, Owners and Users of Music Sources Before 1600

Tim Shephard (Editor), Lisa Colton (Editor)

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Abstract

Leaving aside the traditional view of early music sources as a means of access to medieval and Renaissance repertoires, this anthology focuses instead on the people who commissioned, made, owned and used music books, and on their reasons for so doing.

The papers included in this volume were presented, in much shorter form, at a conference entitled ‘Sources of Identity: Makers, Owners and Users of Music Sources Before 1600’ held at the University of Sheffield in 2013. The stated aim of the event was to leave aside the traditionally dominant view of early music sources as a means of access to medieval and Renaissance repertoires, focussing instead on the people who commissioned, made, owned and used music books, and on their reasons for so doing. In the terms proposed by a recent study of art patronage in the period, what was the ‘payoff’ enjoyed by individuals and groups who created and deployed such objects?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBelgium
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Number of pages340
ISBN (Print)9782503567785
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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