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Page, Christopher 1952-

Overview
Works: 107 works in 631 publications in 9 languages and 10,308 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motets  Gregorian chants  Sequences (Music)  Hymns  History  Polyphonic chansons  Ballate  Songs  Songs and music 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Instrumentalist, Translator, Other, Editor, Narrator, arp, cdn, Creator
Classifications: ML2902, 780.902
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Most widely held works by Christopher Page
A feather on the breath of God : sequences and hymns by Hildegard( Recording )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian West and its singers : the first thousand years by Christopher Page( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning in the time of the New Testament, when Christians began to develop an art of ritual singing with an African and Asian background, Christopher Page traces the history of music in Europe through the development of Gregorian chant--a music that has profoundly influenced the way Westerners hear--to the invention of the musical staff, regarded as the fundamental technology of Western music. Page places the history of the singers who performed this music against the social, political and economic life of a Western Europe slowly being remade after the collapse of Roman power"--Provided by publisher
Voices and instruments of the Middle Ages : instrumental practice and songs in France, 1100-1300 by Christopher Page( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owl and the nightingale : musical life and ideas in France, 1100-1300 by Christopher Page( Book )

23 editions published between 1959 and 1990 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muziekgeschiedenis van Frankrijk in de 12e en 13e eeuw
Discarding images : reflections on music and culture in medieval France by Christopher Page( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A final chapter explores the powerful influence of Johan Huizinga's classic, The Waning of the Middle Ages, upon musicology. Page's lively prose is full of ideas, is based upon first-hand learning, and is enriched by an uncommonly deep experience of medieval music
The Summa musice : a thirteenth century manual for singers by Christopher Page( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Latin and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did medieval musicians learn to perform? How did they compose? What was their sense of the history and purpose of music? The Summa musice, a treatise on practical music from c.1200, sheds light on all these questions. It is a manual for young singers who are learning Gregorian chant for the first time, and provides a compact but comprehensive introduction to notation, performance, and composition, written in a mixture of Latin prose and verse. More than that, however, it is also an introduction to medieval culture: what educated people believed to be worth knowing about music, how they reasoned when they discussed musical questions, the nature of musical thought and how it was expressed. There has been no edition of the Summa musice since 1784, when Gerbert published a very faulty text. Christopher Page's book provides a completely new edition of the Latin text taken from the only surviving original copy, together with an English translation. Both texts are copiously annotated and introduced by an authoritative and illuminating editorial commentary
The mirror of Narcissus : songs by Guillaume( Recording )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Apr. 7-8, 1983
Music and instruments of the Middle Ages : studies on texts and performance by Christopher Page( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle of fair welcome : courtly songs of the later fifteenth century by Gothic Voices( Recording )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French and Spanish part-songs and polyphonic chansons, for 1-5 unacc. voices, and works for harp and/or lute
A song for Francesca : music in Italy, 1330-1430 by Gothic Voices( Recording )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guitar in Tudor England : a social and musical history by Christopher Page( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking book, the first entirely devoted to the renaissance guitar in England, deploys new literary and archival material, together with depictions in contemporary art, to explore the social and musical world of the four-course guitar among courtiers, government servants and gentlemen."--Back of book
The service of Venus and Mars : music for the Knights of the Garter, 1340-1440 by Gothic Voices( Recording )

27 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recorded in St. Jude's Church, Golders Green, London, on 30 September, 1 October 1986"--Insert, p. 3
The marriage of heaven and hell : motets and songs from 13th-century France by Gothic Voices( Recording )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in the Church of the Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester, Mar. 21-23, 1990
The garden of Zephirus : courtly songs of the early 15th century by Gothic Voices( Recording )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa de feria ; O domine, Jesu Christe ; Pater de celis Deus ; Regina celi ; Missa Sancta Dei genitrix ; Salve regina by Pierre de La Rue( )

6 editions published in 1998 in Latin and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval romantics : French songs and motets, 1340-1440 by Gothic Voices( Recording )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for the lion-hearted king : music to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the coronation of King Richard I of England in Westminster Abbey, 3 September 1189 by Gothic Voices( Recording )

13 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Nov. 14-16, 1988, Church of the Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester
The guitar in Stuart England : a social and musical history by Christopher Page( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first history of the guitar during the reign of the Stuarts, a time of great political and social upheaval in England. In this engaging and original volume, Christopher Page gathers a rich array of portraits, literary works and other, previously unpublished, archival materials in order to create a comprehensive picture of the guitar from its early appearances in Jacobean records, through its heyday at the Restoration court in Whitehall, to its decline in the first decades of the eighteenth century. The book explores the passion of Charles II himself for the guitar, and that of Samuel Pepys, who commissioned the largest repertoire of guitar-accompanied song to survive from baroque Europe. Written in Page's characteristically approachable style, this volume will appeal to general readers as well as to music historians and guitar specialists."--
Lancaster and Valois : French and English music, 1350-1420 by Gothic Voices( Recording )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Boxgrove Priory, Chichester, Dec. 11-13, 1991
The study of love : French songs and motets of the 14th century by Gothic Voices( Recording )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Apr. 29-May 1, 1992, Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex
 
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The Christian West and its singers : the first thousand years
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Discarding images : reflections on music and culture in medieval FranceThe Summa musice : a thirteenth century manual for singersMusic and instruments of the Middle Ages : studies on texts and performance
Alternative Names
Christopher Page Brits dirigent

Christopher Page músic britànic

Christopher Page musicien britannique

Christopher Page músico británico

Christopher Page musicologo britannico

Page, Christopher Howard 1952-

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