||Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of Musical Examples; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Printed Choirbooks; Ballard and the Choirbook Market; The End of a Tradition; Choirbook Material Aspects; Page Layout; Ballard Typefaces; Figured Bass; 2 Choirbooks and Musical Practice; The Use of Instruments; A Hidden Polychorality? A Hidden Orchestra?; The Choirbook as Archetype and the a cappella Style; Choirbook vs. Partbook; A Cappella Masses?
||Choirbooks and Boys' Training; 3 People and Networks; Composers; Social Origins; Geographical Origins; Networks; Publishers and Composers; Patrons; Letters of Dedication; Circulation; Retail Purchase; Donation; Subscription; 4 Music and Liturgy; Mass Titles; Secular Titles; Latin Titles; Liturgical Rites and Calendars; Rites; Liturgical Calendars; Mass Settings into Practice; Length of the Service; Number of Voices; Taste and Fashion; "Musicalizing" the Celebrant's Actions with Dignity; Liturgical Gestures and Music; The Elevation and the King's Prayer; 5 Lassus as Model; Lassus as Model.
||TextureHarmony; Overall Form; Le Jeune and Du Caurroy; Stile Antico?; 6 Stylistic Considerations; A Soft Transition from the Renaissance; Overall Forms; Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei; Credo; Head-Motifs; Contrapuntal and Note-Against-Note Fabrics; "Cum Sancto Spiritu" and "Et vitam venturi"; Cantus Firmi; Time Signatures and Tempo Indications; Ternary Meters; Tempo Indications; Modality and Tonality; Common Musical Devices; 7 Two Best Sellers; Cosset's Missa Gaudeamus omnes: a Pedagogical Paragon; First Step to Composition; Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei; Gloria and Credo.
||Texture and Harmonic PlanA Model to Emulate: Campra's Missa Ad majorem Dei gloriam; Formal Design; Ternary Meters; Dramatic Effects; Italy; A Classic to be Emulated; 8 Missa pro defunctis; Rites; Offertory; Intonations; Absolution Responsories and Other Additional Items; Formularies for the Dead; Recipients; Music; Plainchant; In the Wake of the Late Renaissance; Rhythmic Pace, Harmonic Plan and Form; Additional Items; Conclusion; Appendixes; Note on Appendixes; Appendix 1: The Corpus; Appendix 2: Printed Partbooks; Appendix 3: Manuscript Scores and Parts.
||Appendix 4: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Handwritten Arrangements of Masses Printed in Choirbook LayoutAppendix 5: Chronology of the Ballard Choirbooks; Select Bibliography; Primary Sources; Secondary Literature; Scholarly Musical Editions; Index.
||The first book-length study of the a cappella masses which appeared in France in choirbook layout during the baroque era.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Source of description||Print version record.|
|Issued in other form||Print version: Montagnier, Jean-Paul. Polyphonic mass in France, 1600-1780. Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016 9781107177741|
|ISBN||9781316838501 (electronic bk.)|
|ISBN||1316838501 (electronic bk.)|
|Stock number||1000451 MIL|