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Journal of the American Musicological Society (2020) 73 (3): 639–709.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Karen Desmond A set of thirteenth-century parchment fragments, including the remnants of two rolls and one manuscript codex, preserves a largely unstudied repertoire unique to medieval England. In addition to a single motet and a setting of a responsory verse, the Rawlinson Fragments preserve...
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2019) 72 (2): 431–492.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Catherine A. Bradley This article explores trends and motivations in the selection of plainchant and vernacular song quotations as the foundations of thirteenth-century motets. I argue that particular tenor melodies that received only cursory treatment in the liturgical polyphony of the Magnus...
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2019) 72 (1): 115–180.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jennifer Saltzstein Thirteenth-century trouvère songs and motets often begin with a conventionalized introduction in which the sensory experience of a springtime landscape inspires the composer to think of his beloved and to sing. Long derided as insincere by critics or simply ignored, the...
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2017) 70 (3): 583–616.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Jennifer Saltzstein Two thirteenth-century vernacular motets copied side by side in the Montpellier Codex tell a story of sin and repentance. In one a shepherd rapes a maiden, while in the other a penitent begs the Virgin Mary to forgive a great sin. The music of these two motets is nearly...