Composers and their Songs, 1400–1521

Author(s): 
Fallows, David
ISBN: 
9781409406617
Date published: 
September 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

This second selection of essays by David Fallows draws the focus more towards individual composers of the 'long' fifteenth century and what we can learn about their songs. In twenty-one essays on the secular works of composers from Ciconia and Oswald von Wolkenstein to Josquin, Henry VIII and Petrus Alamire, one repeated theme is how a consideration of the songs can help the way to a broader understanding of a composer's output. Since there are more song sources and more individual pieces now available for study, there are more handles for dating, for geographical location and for social alignment.