Opus Artis Novae
Polyphony in Diplomatic Transcription 1300-1500
This collection permits the understanding and the interpretation of medieval music, and contributes to making it better known while keeping as close as possible to the tools of representation and analysis of the musicians of the Middle-Ages.
The concept of diplomatic transcription, which has been adopted, combines the advantages of global vision provided by polyphony with the advantages of the essential characteristics of ancient notation.
A practical guide leads the reader and musician towards an understanding of medieval theory so as to arrive at an enlightened reading of these scores: this is the aim of this practical collection.
Introductory Texts, Poetic Texts and Critical Notes in French and English