Music Printing in the Renaissance

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Video: “With music as with words the task of the printer was to reproduce notational conventions that had been developed in handwritten forms. The problem was that in music the notational forms were much more complex than with simple word text. This video shows the process of music printing developed in the sixteenth century using pieces of type, filmed at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp.” [Posted 2019; 10 min]

  • keywords: notation; multimedia; technology; material culture; Western music
  • Listing ID: 2050
  • Resource Type: Video/Film
  • Geographic Area: Europe
  • Audience: general
  • Century: 1500-1599 (16thC)

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