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New polyphonic fragments from 15th-century Spain: a preliminary report

New polyphonic fragments from 15th-century Spain: a preliminary report

New polyphonic fragments from 15th-century Spain: a preliminary report

By Tess Knighton

Early Music, Vol. 32:2 (2004)

Synopsis: The discovery of fragments of polyphony from the 14th and 15th centuries can make a significant contribution to our understanding of music from that period, especially in countries where, as is the case with Spain, the surviving musical sources are few. This article focuses on musical fragments found in a manuscript copy of the translation into Castilian of Valerius Maximus’s Factorum et dictorum memorabilium libri novem.


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