Strunk’s Source Readings in Music History: The Renaissance (Revised Edition) (Vol. 3) (Source Readings Vol. 3)

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The Renaissance era saw a significant ferment under the banners of humanism, discovery, and reform, deeply affecting music and the way it was understood.Writers of the time explored its links with grammar and rhetoric, reported on the music of non-European peoples, and debated the role of music in religious and other spheres. The forty-five readings chosen for this volume by Gary Tomlinson cover a gamut that includes composers, theorists, poets, philosophers, courtiers, scholars, kings, and popes. Through the eyes of Bembo and Byrd, Du fay and Erasmus, Peacham and Palestrina, Charles IX and Gregory XIII, Calvin and Castiglione, Aaron, Tinctoris, Morley, and Zarlino, we see the many worlds of music in the Renaissance.

Product Details

  • Series: Source Readings Vol. 3 (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (September 17, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393966968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393966961
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces

Customer Reviews

Great source – consider hardback if you want to keep it forever

 on June 27, 2015
By Sea_Chel
Excellent, concise variety of translated historical source readings. Interesting, useful, insightful.

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