Music in motion: considerations on and new approaches to editing medieval and renaissance music

Lee, David George (2014) Music in motion: considerations on and new approaches to editing medieval and renaissance music. MMus(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

In the study and performance of early musical repertories, few elements have been so discussed and have evolved so much as the interpretative and representational aspects of transcribing music. Editorial decisions play a significant part in shaping modern receptions of historical music. This dissertation is opens up with a discussion of the history, theory and issues surrounding the practice of editing musical texts. It goes on to explore approaches in parallel disciplines and those adopted within contemporary musicology, before discussing the directions that editing might take as a discipline. With the advent of new technology that has irreversibly changed our global conception of how information can be handled and processed, a critical evaluation taking into account the history, theory and practice of editing music seems timely. With my own experiences as an active editor who has been forced to confront some difficult questions, I hope to bring in some of my own insights and offer new ways of viewing editing as an aid to musicology.

Item Type: Thesis (MMus(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Early music, music and text, editing, textuality, digital media, Renaissance music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Butt, Prof. John and David, Dr. McGuinness
Date of Award: 2014
Depositing User: Mr David Lee
Unique ID: glathesis:2014-5334
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 14:38
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2014 14:46
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5334

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