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Stevens, John 1921-2002

Overview
Works: 101 works in 369 publications in 5 languages and 6,998 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Carols  Scores  Bibliographies  Drama  Sacred music  Chamber music  Part songs  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: M2, 780.942
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Most widely held works by John Stevens
Music & poetry in the Early Tudor Court by John Stevens( Book )

45 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the music of the Elizabethans is widely known, that of the early Tudors is still mostly unpublished. Dr. Stevens provides a scholarly study of this un-accountably neglected subject, and gives the first full description of three song-books which contain virtually all that remains of English secular song from 1480-1530. Beginning with a detailed description of the song-books, he goes on to discuss the relationship between music and poetry during the period before the Reformation. This is followed by a description of the tradition of the 'courtly makers' from Chaucer to Wyatt, including an important section on the social manifestations of courtly love, and he deals thoroughly with the role of the musician and the quality of musical life at the time. This is a book which for the first time provides the relevant musical and social information on which a fresh assessment of the poetry of the early Tudors can be based. Dr. Stevens's conclusions lead him to question the prevailing view that there was an idealized union of poetry and music in early Tudor England which led up to and culminated in the great Elizabethans. The literary text of the songs in the three song-books is given in an appendix, together with a commentary, a first-line index of some 370 songs, and a list of sources
Medieval romance: themes and approaches by John Stevens( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in music : essays by Phyllis Hartnoll( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's enduring influence in the musical field from 1660 to modern times
Words and music in the Middle Ages : song, narrative, dance, and drama, 1050-1350 by John Stevens( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the relation of words and music in England and France during the three centuries following the Norman Conquest. The basic material of the study includes the chansons of the troubadours and trouvères and the varied Latin songs of the period. In addition to these 'lyric' forms, the author discusses the relations of music and poetry in dance-song, in narrative and in the ecclesiastical drama. Professor Stevens examines the ready-made, often unconscious, and misleading assumptions we bring to the study and performance of early music. In particular he affirms the importance of Number, in more than one sense, as a clue to the 'aesthetic' of the greater part of repertoire, to the relation of words and melody. and to the baffling problem of their rhythmic interpretation. This is the first wide-ranging study of words and music in this period in any language. It will be essential reading for scholars of the music and the literature of medieval Europe and will provide a basic and comprehensive introduction to the repertoire for students
Medieval French plays by Richard Axton( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediæval carols by John Stevens( )

30 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music at the court of Henry VIII by Henry Viii's Book( )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcription into modern notation of British Museum additional ms. 31922, which contains part-songs and instrumental pieces by Henry VIII and other composers
Early Tudor songs and carols( )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The later Cambridge songs : an English song collection of the twelfth century( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an edition of Cambridge, University Library, MS Ff. I 17(1), a manuscript of 35 non-liturgical songs in Latin of English provenance dating from the 12th century. Apart from an edition in German and an edition published in Ottawa in 1989, the manuscript has not been widely studied." "The late Professor Stevens believed that this edition would challenge the assumption that everything of real cultural interest was happening on the Continent, to be only palely imitated in 'insular' Britain." "A facsimile of the original manuscript is also included."--BOOK JACKET
The old sound and the new : an inaugural lecture by John Stevens( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediaeval carols by John Stevens( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 1976 in English and Multiple languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musica britannica vol 4
Tidings true : medieval carols selected from volume 4 of Musica Britannica( )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame d'Amours : partsongs from the court of Henry VIII selected from volume 18 of Musica Britannica( )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in music: essays by John Stevens [and others]; with a catalogue of musical works by Phyllis Hartnoll( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in music by John Stevens( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five compositions by King Henry VIII : his complete secular works, consisting of partsongs and intrumental consorts by Henry( )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two songs for Christmas( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English, Middle and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The later Cambridge songs : an English song collection of the twelfth century by Cambridge University Library( )

2 editions published in 2005 in Latin and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval carols by John Stevens( )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1988 in English and Latin and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music At the Court of Henry Viii by John Stevens( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Words and music in the Middle Ages : song, narrative, dance, and drama, 1050-1350
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Medieval romance: themes and approachesWords and music in the Middle Ages : song, narrative, dance, and drama, 1050-1350The later Cambridge songs : an English song collection of the twelfth centuryThe later Cambridge songs : an English song collection of the twelfth century
Alternative Names
John Stevens Stevens, John Edgar (1921–2002), musicologist

Stevens John

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Stevens, John E.

Stevens, John E. (John Edgar), 1921-2002

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Stevens, John Edgar 1921-2002

Stevens, John Edger

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