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dc.contributor.advisorEvetts-Secker, Josephine
dc.contributor.authorMendis, Ranjini (Prema Ranjini), 1948-
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T20:29:51Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T20:29:51Z
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.citationMendis, R. P. (1983). The Fayrfax Manuscript, B.M. Add. MS. 5465 (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/13581en_US
dc.identifier.isbn031526348en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/22811
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 120-130.en
dc.description.abstractThe Fayrfax MS. is one of the three extant vocal music mss. of the early Tudor period, of approximately 1500. The period in which it is composed is a transitional one, in the literary, musical social and political spheres. The growth of secular power over Church is evidenced by secular lyrics outnumbering the sacred for the first time in a ms. A growing literacy and the emergence of the printed word encouraged secular literature. Music dominates words in text settings at this time, as opposed to earlier liturgical practices. The humorous and satirical songs have a "popular" appeal, whereas the main body of love songs is conventional and courtly. The secular lyrics of the Fayrfax MS. are of a love tradition, though not of a specific code of courtly love. Though it is con­venient to categorize the songs as courtly, popular and religious, they should be viewed as inter-related in literary theme and musical style. The music shows a brilliance of elaboration and an ornamental floridity. The aim of the composers is not musical expressiveness, though instances of tone painting and word painting occur in these songs. The Fayrfax MS. is of social significance, not only because it contains songs of the time of Henry VII, but because it reflects a transition in the history of poetry and music, within its professional limits.
dc.format.extentvi, 130 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccPR 529 L8 M44 1986en
dc.subject.lcshFayrfax Manuscript
dc.subject.lcshEnglish poetry - Middle English, 1100-1500 - History and criticism
dc.subject.lcshMusic and literature
dc.titleThe Fayrfax Manuscript, B.M. Add. MS. 5465
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/13581
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccPR 529 L8 M44 1986en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleasenoen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 484 82485508


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