Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice:Architecture, Music, Acoustics

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While composers of sacred music in 16th-century Venice were devising increasingly complex choral polyphony, Venetian architects began to develop new configurations of sacred space.This fascinating book exploresthe direct relationship between architectural design and sacred music in Renaissance Venice. Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti combine historical research into the architectural and liturgical traditions of a dozen Venetian churches with the results of a parallel series of scientific surveys and live choral experiments of the acoustic properties of the chosen buildings."

ISBN: 
9780300148749
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Binding: 
Hardcover
Publication Date: 
February 16, 2010