Music History during the Renaissance Period, 1520-1550: A Documented Chronology

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Theorists and Theoretical Sources

A. Pietro Aaron (Aron)

1. Introduction

a) Aaron was born at Florence ca. 1480 MoyM, 119

(1) He may have been a choirboy in a Florentine church BlaC, 75

b) He composed motets, madrigals, and Masses BlaC, 101

(1) There are twelve compositions written by Aaron mentioned in the Spataro Correspondence BlaC, xxxviii

(a) All of these compositions are either lost or have not been identified

(b) The Spataro Correspondence is a collection of letters written between 1517 and 1543

i) The Spataro Correspondence BlaC

c) The date of his death is uncertain BlaC, 85

(1) It is thought that he died ca. 1550 MoyM, 119

(a) Most likely in Bergamo BerLP, 1

2. Treatises

a) Libri tres de institutione harmonica of 1516 BlaC, 74

(1) This treatise was published at Bologna LeeG, 3

(2) It is Aaron's first published treatise

(3) The title page includes the name of Giovanni Antonio Flaminio as the translator BlaC, 75

(a) Flaminio translated the treatise into Latin BlaC, 76

i) But, he was not a musical scholar and this created problems BlaC, 77

ii) He has remarks running throughout the work which include references to Greek etymologies of terms, citations of classical sources, and scholarly explanations of the material covered MoyM, 120

iii) As a result of his comments it is difficult to distinguish the contributions of each figure MoyM, 120

(4) This treatise is a progressive document ManI, 159

(a) It contains the first mention of composers having, in general, abandoned the successive manner of composition in favor of the simul

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in the Music Reference Collection ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Part I - Reference Material xi
  • Bibliography 1
  • Part II: Historical Outline and Study Guide 122
  • Theorists and Theoretical Sources 123
  • Musica Theorica: Science of Music 137
  • Musica Practica: Performance Didactics 154
  • Musica Poëtica: Composition 177
  • Notation 184
  • Sacred Latin Music for the Catholic Church on the Continent 199
  • Sacred Music for the Reformed Church on the Continent 256
  • Sacred Latin and Vernacular Music in England 295
  • Secular Vocal Music 366
  • Instrumental Music 455
  • Index of Persons 507
  • Index of Works 511
  • Subject Index 527
  • About the Author 537
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