Flindell, Edwin Frederick 2014 0-7734-4312-6 452 pages Through an interdisciplinary approach the author seeks to discover how composers created the modal polyphonic system. The reader is led from scholarly and theoretical issues to direct compositional creation.
A significant contribution and interdisciplinary approach to medieval musical research. The author not only researches the music history of the time, but incorporates the political, social and cultural conditions that gave rise to the birth of polyphonic thought in Western music.
Schmidt, Carl B. 2023 1-4955-1055-7 750 pages "This biography illuminates the life of Harold Carl Schmidt (1909-1993)--a leading collegiate choral conductor and music educator of the mid-twentieth century. ...A man of manifold musical talent, Schmidt was a conductor, teacher, lecturer, violinist, tenor soloist, editor, and occasional composer who brought the give of music to many thousands of students and audiences for more than half a century." -from the Author's Preface
Burton, Sean M. 2008 0-7734-4967-1 140 pages This study examines all fifteen unaccompanied motets by French composer Pierre Villette (1926-1998). The work includes documentation of the composer’s personal attributes, discussion of text-music relationships, exploration of compositional style, and practical observations for performance.