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The vocal music of Thomas Morley : a critical and stylistic study

The vocal music of Thomas Morley : a critical and stylistic study
The vocal music of Thomas Morley : a critical and stylistic study

This thesis examines the vocal music of Thomas Morley to define the features of his musical style which distinguish his compositions from those of his more important contemporaries. It is thus primarily concerned with Morley the composer. How The remaining chapters study Morley's settings of Latin texts, his madrigalian works, his First Book of Ayres and his Anglican church music, and show that whilst some characteristics of his compositions resulted from his studies of Italia Morley's instrumental music and his treatise, A Plain and Easy Introdoction to Practical Music, are beyond the scope of this study. However, the treatise has been referred to when it throws valuable light upon the matters discussed in th Most of Morley's vocal music is available in modern editions but some of his compositions for the Anglican Church still survive only in seventeenth-century sources. Transcriptions of six such works are included with the musical examples in Volum

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Foster, Michael William
Foster, Michael William

Foster, Michael William (1985) The vocal music of Thomas Morley : a critical and stylistic study. University of Southampton, Doctoral Thesis.

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This thesis examines the vocal music of Thomas Morley to define the features of his musical style which distinguish his compositions from those of his more important contemporaries. It is thus primarily concerned with Morley the composer. How The remaining chapters study Morley's settings of Latin texts, his madrigalian works, his First Book of Ayres and his Anglican church music, and show that whilst some characteristics of his compositions resulted from his studies of Italia Morley's instrumental music and his treatise, A Plain and Easy Introdoction to Practical Music, are beyond the scope of this study. However, the treatise has been referred to when it throws valuable light upon the matters discussed in th Most of Morley's vocal music is available in modern editions but some of his compositions for the Anglican Church still survive only in seventeenth-century sources. Transcriptions of six such works are included with the musical examples in Volum

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Published date: 1985

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Author: Michael William Foster

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