Summa Musice: A Thirteenth-Century Manual for Singers (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs) by Christopher Page
English | May 31, 2007 | ISBN: 052103602X | 296 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
How did medieval musicians learn to perform? How did they compose? What was their sense of the history and purpose of music? The Summa musice, a treatise on practical music from c. 1200, sheds light on all these questions. It is a manual for young singers who are learning Gregorian chant for the first time, and provides a compact but comprehensive introduction to notation, performance, and composition, written in a mixture of Latin prose and verse.