The Madrigals of Gioseffo Zarlino (1517-1590): A Descriptive Analysis Of Their Musical Expression and Text Underlay

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Title:
The Madrigals of Gioseffo Zarlino (1517-1590): A Descriptive Analysis Of Their Musical Expression and Text Underlay
Author:
Sherrill, Barbara Ellen
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Renaissance theorist Gioseffo Zarlino and his theoretical treatise Le istitutioni harmoniche were a vital link to the future of theory. His polyphonic music and ten text underlay rules are representative of the new music of the Venetian School, which was headed by his mentor Adrian Willaert. Examination of Zarlino's thirteen extant madrigals provides us with a direct example of these rules and the secular style of the Venetian School, who strived to elevate their secular works to that of sacred music. The style was inspired by Pietro Bembo's Petrarchan revival, in which Renaissance composers utilized medieval Petrarchan texts or wrote new texts in the Petrarchan style. The texts were set to music which was composed to express the emotions of the texts. Zarlino accomplished this through the selection of major, minor, and diminished sonorities, which began the move to major-minor tonality in the history of Western music.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Gioseffo Zarlino; Venetian madrigals; Venetian School; text underlay of Venetian madrigals; text expression of Venetian madrigals; St. Marks Cathedral in the 16th century
Degree Name:
MM
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
McAllister, Peter; Rosenblatt, Jay
Committee Chair:
McAllister, Peter

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Madrigals of Gioseffo Zarlino (1517-1590): A Descriptive Analysis Of Their Musical Expression and Text Underlayen_US
dc.creatorSherrill, Barbara Ellenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSherrill, Barbara Ellenen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Renaissance theorist Gioseffo Zarlino and his theoretical treatise Le istitutioni harmoniche were a vital link to the future of theory. His polyphonic music and ten text underlay rules are representative of the new music of the Venetian School, which was headed by his mentor Adrian Willaert. Examination of Zarlino's thirteen extant madrigals provides us with a direct example of these rules and the secular style of the Venetian School, who strived to elevate their secular works to that of sacred music. The style was inspired by Pietro Bembo's Petrarchan revival, in which Renaissance composers utilized medieval Petrarchan texts or wrote new texts in the Petrarchan style. The texts were set to music which was composed to express the emotions of the texts. Zarlino accomplished this through the selection of major, minor, and diminished sonorities, which began the move to major-minor tonality in the history of Western music.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectGioseffo Zarlinoen_US
dc.subjectVenetian madrigalsen_US
dc.subjectVenetian Schoolen_US
dc.subjecttext underlay of Venetian madrigalsen_US
dc.subjecttext expression of Venetian madrigalsen_US
dc.subjectSt. Marks Cathedral in the 16th centuryen_US
thesis.degree.nameMMen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcAllister, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.advisorRosenblatt, Jayen_US
dc.contributor.chairMcAllister, Peteren_US
dc.identifier.proquest2933en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659750562en_US
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