Early music of the British Isles
Early music of the British Isles, from the earliest recorded times until the beginnings of the Baroque in the 17th century, was a diverse and rich culture, including sacred and secular music and rangi...
Ars nova - Questa fanciull', Amor - Francesco Landini
Questa fanciull', Amor - Francesco Landini (1330 ca. - 1397) Questa fanciull', Amor, fàllami pia, Che m'ha ferito 'l cor nella tuo via. Tu m'a', fanciulla, s...
Medieval music
Medieval music is Western music written during the Middle Ages. This era begins with the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century and ends sometime in the early fifteenth century. Establishing t...
Church music
Church music is music written for performance in church, or any musical setting of ecclesiastical liturgy, or music set to words expressing propositions of a sacred nature, such as a hymn.
Christi...
Ars nova
Ars nova refers to a musical style which flourished in France and the Burgundian Low Countries in the Late Middle Ages: more particularly, in the period between the preparation of the Roman de Fauvel ...
The Contenance Angloise
The Contenance Angloise, or English manner, is a distinctive style of polyphony developed in fifteenth-century England. It used full, rich harmonies based on the third and sixth. It was highly influen...
Secular music
Secular music; Secular means being separate from (Not associated or concerned with religion). In the West, secular music developed in the Medieval period and was used in the Renaissance. Swaying autho...
Rota (music)
A rota is a type of vocal round of the 13th and 14th centuries, probably only in England.In the rota, as opposed to the rondellus, the voices entered one at a time, each singing precisely what the pre...
Antiphons
An antiphon (Greek ἀντίφωνον, ἀντί "opposite" and φωνή "voice") in Christian music and ritual is a responsory by a choir or congregation, usually in the form of a Gregorian chant, to a psalm or other ...
Carols
A carol is in modern parlance a festive song, generally religious but not necessarily connected with church worship, and often with a dance-like or popular character.Today the carol is represented alm...
History of music publishing
Music publishing is the process of producing and disseminating printed musical scores while ensuring that the composer receives credit and royalties (where applicable). This article outlines the early...
English Madrigal School
The English Madrigal School was the brief but intense flowering of the musical madrigal in England, mostly from 1588 to 1627, along with the composers who produced them. The English madrigals were a c...
Air (music)
Air (Italian: "aria"; also ayr, ayre in French), a variant of the musical song form (in opera, cantata and oratorio often referred to as aria), is the name of various song-like vocal or instrumental c...
Consort of instruments
A consort of instruments was a phrase used in England during the 16th and 17th centuries to indicate an instrumental ensemble. These could be of the same or a variety of instruments. Consort music enj...
Masque
The masque was a form of festive courtly entertainment that flourished in 16th- and early 17th-century Europe, though it was developed earlier in Italy, in forms including the intermedio (a public ve...
Musical theatre
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are c...
Záviš ze Zap
Záviš ze Zap (c. 1350, Zápy – c. 1411) was a Czech theologian and composer.
He received a Baccalaureate from Charles University in Prague in 1379, and became a professor there in 1391. He also stu...
Daseian notation
Daseian notation (or dasian notation) is the type of musical notation used in the ninth century anonymous musical treatises Musica enchiriadis and Scolica enchiriadis. The music of the Musica enchiria...
Giovanni Mazzuoli
Giovanni Mazzuoli (also Giovanni degli Organi) (ca. 1360 – 14 May 1426) was an Italian composer and organist of the late medieval and early Renaissance eras.Mazzuoli was born in Florence and probably ...
Psalter (Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek, MS A. I. 14)
Bamberg State Library, Msc.Bibl.44 is an early 10th century Psalter made for Salomo III, the Abbot of St. Gall in 909. The Psalter has parallel texts with texts in two Latin versions, a Hebrew version...
Basse danse
The basse danse, or "low dance", was a popular court dance in the 15th and early 16th centuries, especially at the Burgundian court. The word basse describes the nature of the dance, in which partners...
Madrigal (Trecento)
The Trecento Madrigal is an Italian musical form of the 14th century. It is quite distinct from the madrigal of the Renaissance and early Baroque, with which it shares only the name. The madrigal of t...
Les Cyclopes
Les Cyclopes is a baroque music ensemble based in Caen, France. They were established in Cologne, Germany in 1987, with musicians from France, Canada, Argentina, and the United States. They eventuall...
Florilegium early music ensemble
Florilegium is an early music ensemble based in London. It was founded in 1991 by the harpsichordist Neal Peres Da Costa and the flautist Ashley Solomon, who is now director of the group. It specialis...
Byttering
Byttering (also Bytering, Bytteryng, or Biteryng; possible first name Thomas) (fl. c. 1400 – 1420) was an English composer during the transitional period from Medieval to Renaissance styles. Fi...
W. de Wycombe
W. de Wycombe (Wicumbe, and perhaps Whichbury) (late thirteenth century) was an English composer and copyist of the Medieval era. He was precentor of the priory of Leominster in Herefordshire. It is p...