Music from the Age of Shakespeare: A Cultural History
At last I can say that this book is finished! It is called Music from the Age of Shakespeare: A Cultural History, and is about Elizabethan music. It is meant for non-musicians who would like a reader-friendly way to learn about this subject. But it's not only about the music -- it's about the lives of various classes of society in that time and how music fit into those lives. Below is the editor's description and I can tell you that he's not kidding about the "scrupulously researched" part. My university library will never forget helping me carry BOXES of books to my car.
Anyway, if any Crown readers are interested, it's now available on Amazon.com.
Many thanks for Crown's existence -- I read it religiously! Suzanne Lord
This book introduces every important aspect of the Elizabethan music world. In ten scrupulously researched yet accessible chapters, Lord examines the lives of composers, the evolution of musical instruments, the Elizabethan system of musical notation, and the many textures and traditions of Elizabethan music.