Nova vobis gaudia by Nicolas Grenon
So I made a list of books on Renaissance music that I’ve read and I recommend:
Andrews, Herbert Kennedy. An introduction to the technique of Palestrina.
—-. The technique of Byrd’s vocal polyphony.
Apel, Willi. The notation of polyphonic music, 900-1600.
Brown, Howard Mayer and Louise…
Q:What is your favorite piece by Gabrieli? :) And do you like mostly string or brass pieces/arrangements (of any Renaissance music)?
Oh, dear. I haven’t listened to much Gabrieli (obviously, this must be rectified!).
As far as instrumental music: for most other musical periods, I prefer strings but for Renaissance music, I favor brass.
Q:Hi! I just wanted to say that your blog is amazing and I'm really looking forward to the Monteverdi week :)
I have to say it’s awesome to find other people who share my love of Renaissance music. :D
Theme Week: Claudio Monteverdi
L’Orfeo (prologue) - considered by many to be the first opera masterpiece.