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Who can blame music historians for frequently claiming that Guido of Arezzo invented the musical staff? Given the medieval period’s unmanageable length, it must often be reduced to as streamlined a… Expand
This essay studies graphic change in music script of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, a crucial period in the standardization of square notation. Changes in three note shapes (punctus, pes and… Expand
This article argues that a neume fragment found in the famous ‘Durham Cassiodorus’ (Durham, Cathedral Library, Ms.b.ii.30) may date from the first half of the 8th century. As part of this argument, I… Expand
At the conclusion of his introductory book on musicology, Armand Machabey briefly hinted at a related study, that of musicologists themselves. The musicologist, Machabey affirmed, was on the whole a… Expand
ABSTRACT For the 13th-century music writer known as Anonymous IV, the craft of music writing was a primary literary concern, though one virtually ignored by previous modern writers on music. The… Expand
This essay aims to expand on existing narratives of medieval music performance by exploring recent interpretations of the troubadours. Recent advances in the field of ethnomusicology, popular music… Expand
Friedrich Ludwig's appointment in medieval music at the University of Straßburg came at a crucial time for German musicology, then a new discipline in a flourishing academic environment. Upon… Expand
The hitherto unknown first complete edition of troubadour melodies by Jean Beck was compiled around 1905. It survives today in manuscript form and pre-dates by fifty years the first published… Expand
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