The Book of Requiems, 1450-1550: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period (Hardcover)
Reference work for musicologists, music theorists, performers, and music lovers
Few western musical repertories speak more to the imagination than the Requiem mass for the dead. The Book of Requiems presents in-depth essays on the most important works in this tradition, from the origins of the genre up to the present day. Each chapter is devoted to a specific Requiem, and offers both historical information and a detailed work-discussion. Conceived as a multi-volume essay collection by leading experts, The Book of Requiems is an authoritative reference publication intended as a first port of call for musicologists, music theorists, and performers both professional and student.
Volume I treats the Requiem's liturgical and chant background, the craft of early Requiem composition, and eight of the earliest composed Requiems, from c. 1450 to c. 1550.
Contributors: M. Jennifer Bloxam (Williams College), David J. Burn (KU Leuven), Antonio Chemotti (KU Leuven / Alamire Foundation), Fabrice Fitch (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Tess Knighton (Universitat Aut noma de Barcelona), Sarah Ann Long (Michigan State University), Honey Meconi (University of Rochester / Eastman School of Music), John Milsom (Liverpool Hope University), Stephen Rice (freelance performer, editor, and writer on Renaissance music)
The Book of Requiems is a multi-volume set. More volumes will be announced soon.