Author(s): Katelijne Schiltz
Throughout the Renaissance, composers regularly expressed themselves in a language of riddles and puzzles, which they embedded inside the track and lyrics in their compositions. This is the primary guide at the idea, apply and cultural context of musical riddles all the way through the duration. Katelijne Schiltz specializes in the compositional, notational, sensible, social and theoretical facets of musical riddle tradition c.1450-1620, from the works of Antoine Busnoys, Jacob Obrecht and Josquin des Prez to Lodovico Zacconi’s manuscript number of Canoni musicali. Schiltz unearths how the riddle each invitations and resists interpretation, the techniques during which riddles suggest a strategy of transformation and the effects of those facets for the riddle’s conception, efficiency and reception. Lavishly illustrated and together with a complete catalogue by way of Bonnie J. Blackburn of enigmatic inscriptions, this guide can be of t to students of track, literature, artwork historical past, theology and the historical past of concepts.