Source Readings In Music History

  title={Source Readings In Music History},
  author={W. Oliver Strunk},
Forty-five years after the appearance of the first edition, Oliver Strunk's monumental anthology of writings about music has been thoroughly revised and extended by a team of scholars working under the direction of musicologist Leo Treitler. For this new edition, seven specialists in music history have replaced some selections, added others, contributed new translations, and provided additional notes and introductions. An entire new section, covering the twentieth century, significantly… 

The Anonymous Musicae artis disciplina: A Critical Edition

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A History of Singing

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Phrasing in medieval song: perspectives from traditional music

  • W. Edwards
  • Linguistics
    Plainsong and Medieval Music
  • 1996
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