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  • Record Number: 4926
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  • Title: Early 15th-Century Polyphonic Settings of Song of Songs Antiphons [The popularity of the Song of Songs in the Middle Ages has ties both to the cult of the Virgin Mary and to courtly love. The bodily imagery of the text could be applied to a spiritual or a carnal beloved. Dialogues between loved and beloved promoted the composition of duet passages in motets on the Song of Songs. When Psalm settings began to predominate in liturgical compositions, the Song of Songs became a source for passages in the more secular chanson-motets. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Acta Musicologica 49, 2 ( 1977): Pages 200 - 227.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bible- Old Testament- Song of Songs Courtly Love Mary, Virgin, Saint in MusicMotets Music Piamor, John, Composer Plummer, John, Composer Power, Leonel, Composer
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1977.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00016241
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