Loading, please wait...

product description page

Praise of Musicke 1586 : An Edition With Commentary (Hardcover) (Hyun-ah Kim)

Praise of Musicke 1586 : An Edition With Commentary (Hardcover) (Hyun-ah Kim) - image 1 of 1

About this item

This volume provides the first printed critical edition of The Praise of Musicke (1586), keeping the original text intact and accompanied by an analytical commentary. Against the Puritan attacks on liturgical music, The Praise of Musicke, the first apologetic treatise on music in English, epitomizes the Renaissance defence of music in civil and religious life. While existing studies of The Praise of Musicke are limited to the question of authorship, the present volume scrutinizes its musical discourse, which recapitulates major issues in the ancient philosophy and theology of music, considering the contemporary practice of sacred and secular music. Through an interdisciplinary analysis of The Praise of Musicke, combining historical musicology with philosophical theology, this study situates the treatise and its author within the wider historical, intellectual and religious context of musical polemics and apologetics of the English Reformation, thereby appraising its significance in the history of musical theory and literature. The book throws fresh light on this substantial but neglected treatise that presents, with critical insights, the most learned discussion of music from classical antiquity to the Renaissance and Reformation era. In doing so it offers a new interpretation of the treatise, which marks a milestone in the history of musical apologetics.

Number of Pages: 207
Genre: Music
Series Title: Music Theory in Britain, 1500–1700: Critical Editions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Hyun-ah Kim
Language: English
Street Date: November 21, 2017
TCIN: 52200611
UPC: 9781472473028
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-1606
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.