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Author Bent, Margaret.

Title Counterpoint, composition, and musica ficta / Margaret Bent.

Published New York : Routledge, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.2 BENT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 336 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Criticism and analysis of early music ; v. 4.
Criticism and analysis of early music ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Musica ficta is the practice of sharpening or flattening certain notes to avoid awkward intervals in medieval and Renaissance music. This collection gathers Margaret Bent's influential writings on this controversial subject from the past 30 years, along with an extensive author's introduction discussing the current state of scholarship and responding to critics. Also includes 25 musical examples.
Subject Musica ficta.
Composition (Music)
Music theory -- History -- 500-1400.
Music theory -- History -- 15th century.
ISBN 0815334974