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Posted By: pastorpest
02-Mar-00 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: Medieval Music for recorders
Subject: RE: Medieval Music for recorders
If you are a beggar for punishment and like scholarly stuff then see these two books:

"Anthology of Medieval Music" edited by Richanrd Hoppin and published by W. W. Norton & Company

"Medieval Instrumental Dances" by Timothy J. McGee and published by Indianna University Press. This book puts in modern notation all the known instrumental dances before 1430.

I recall reading or being taught somewhere that medieval music does not specify which insturments are to be used so that nothing is actually for a wind instruments, string instuments, etc.