A hidden arrangement of Gentil madonna

David Fallows, Timothy J. McGee (Editor), Stewart Carter (Editor)

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The Bedyngham song normally known as Gentil madonna was one of the most successful musical works of the 1440s. The Codex Speciálník in Hradec Kralové, from after 1490, contains a version that -- when disentangled -- adds a florid higher voice and a lower voice to Bedyngham's Discantus and Tenor. The style of the top voice raises again the old and still unresolved questions of an instrumental style in the music of the fifteenth century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstruments, ensembles, and repertory, 1300–1600
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in honour of Keith Polk
Place of PublicationTurnhout
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-2-503-54161-7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Publication series

NameBrepols collected essays in European culture


  • Bedyngham, Speciálník


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