By Lisa Colton

Although medieval English tune has been particularly missed compared to repertoire from France and Italy, there are few classical musicians this present day who've no longer listened to the thirteenth-century track ‘Sumer is icumen in’, or learn of the achievements and repute of fifteenth-century composer John Dunstaple. equally, the id of a distinctively English musical sort (sometimes understood because the contenance angloise) has been made on various events via writers exploring the level to which English principles motivated polyphonic composition in another country. Angel track: Medieval English song in history examines the ways that the normal narratives of English musical heritage were crafted, from the center a long time to the current. Colton demanding situations the way the concept that of a canon of English song has been outfitted round a handful of items, composers and practices, every one of which bargains possibilities for a reappraisal of English musical and devotional cultures among 1250 and 1460.

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