Treasures of the Golden Age: Essays on Music of the Iberian and Latin American Renaissance in Honor of Robert M. Stevenson

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"Over his long career [Robert M. Stevenson] has become an exceptional pianist, composer, teacher, and scholar. Few others can boast the sheer volume and ground-breaking nature of his scholarship, but virtually no one can also claim to have done this while producing compositions that were played by major musical organizations. ...His place in American musical history is secure and considerable." -Michael O'Connor (Introduction I)

"The name Robert Murrell Stevenson resonates powerfully in the minds and memories of thousands of people, including admirers, colleagues, collaborators, and former students. This is due to his many decades of transnational labor in, as he put it, 'rescuing the musical heritage of Latin America.' It would indeed be impossible to calculate with any accuracy the impact that he has had on our knowledge and understanding of Iberian and Latin American music. Few if any other scholars have penetrated so far and so deeply into such a wide range of musical issues, from every region and every epoch, in every style of making music. And few scholars in any discipline have inspired so many others to follow in their footsteps." -Walter Aaron Clark (Introduction II)

This edited volume was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2012.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction by Michael B. O'Connor
2. Introduction by Walter Aaron Clark

Iberian Cathedral Music
3. Spain in Sydney: University of Sydney Fischer Rare Book Additional Manuscript 327 (Jane Morlet Hardie)
4. "Motetes de la Salve" : Some Thoughts on the Prvenance, Compilation and Use of Seville, Biblioteca Colombina 5-5-20 (Tess Knighton)
5. The "Cantum ecclesiasticum" of Filipe de Magalhaes (Owen Rees)
6. The Polyphonic Marian Antiphon in Renaissance Spain (Michael B. O'Connor)
7. Victoria's Marian Antiphon Settings: Some Observations (Noel O'Regan)
8. The "Magnificat Quarti toni" and Spanish Marian Devotion (Joseph Sargent)

The Unexpected and Reassessed
9. The Blessed and the Sinner: Two Foundation Myths of Brazilian Music Historiography (Rogerio Budasz)
10. Uncataloging Spanish Music: A Ghost Appears in Seventeenth-century Collections (Esteban Hernandez Castello)
11. Judith's Song: Creating the Warrior Priestess (Deborah Lawrence)
12. The Greatest Miracle of San Blas: A convent as Noble Chapel in Early Modern Spain (Robert Freund Schwartz)

Foreign Influences and Intersections
13. A Master, and Icon, and a Cause in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Mexico "Missa Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui" by Francisco Lopez Capillas as a New World Work of Wonder (Lester D. Brothers)
14. Luys de Narvaez and the Intabulation Tradition of Josquin's "Mille regretz" (Walter Clark)
15. Josquin in the Music of Morales: Musico-Rhetorical Devices in "Salve Regina" and Other Works (Bernadette Nelson)
16. Index

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