Concordare cum Materia: The Tenor in the Fourteenth-century Motet

Clark, Alice V

PhD, Princeton University, 1996

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This study takes as its starting point the description of motet composition by Egidius de Murino, who says that the tenor should “concord with the matter” of the motet to be written. The repertory under consideration at this stage is the French tradition of the mid-fourteenth century, mostly transmitted in the complete-work manuscripts of Guillaume de Machaut…