Antoine Brumel and the Sense of Scale

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This article examines the concept of scale within the output of the Renaissance composer Antoine Brumel, whose work encompasses very short pieces (e.g. the motet Sicut lilium) as well as some of the longest composed by the turn of the sixteenth century (e.g. the Mass Et Ecce Terre Motu)s. Based on an evluation of his output in the round it is proposed that scale was a parameter to which Bruel appears to have been exceptionally sensitive.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13–21
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Alamire Foundation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 1 Dec 2015