American Choral Review Archive

Volume 19, No. 3

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Articles

The Madrigals of Thomas Morley: A Survey

by Daniel R. Salotti

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Thomas Morley (1558-1603), pupil of William Byrd, theorist, and established...

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Thomas Morley (1558-1603), pupil of William Byrd, theorist, and established London musician, was one of the most original exponents of the English madrigal school. His total output in this genre numbers over one hundred pieces. The madrigal never quite left the English scene in later periods, but its classical height was reached with the decade that marked the end of Morley's life.

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Notes on Renaissance Performance Practice

by Joel Kramme

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Since such cities as Florence and Venice served as models...

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Since such cities as Florence and Venice served as models of Renaissance society in the richness and variety of their musical lives, it is helpful to refer to the records of their churches in order to gain some understanding of the development of sacred polyphonic singing during the fifteenth century.

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