N. Tarasevich. "Mensural notation. Mensural and proportional canons"

Prof. Nikolay Tarasevich, D.A.
Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, Department of Music History and Theory, Music Theory Division; Scientific Secretary of the Academic Council

Mensural notation. Mensural and proportional canons

Abstract:
The article presents the specificities of the fourteenth-fifteenth-century mensural notation. Works by Guillaume de Machaut, Johannes Ockeghem and Josquin des Prez are analyzed. One of the pivotal topics concerns the differences between mensural and proportional canons.

Keywords:
mensural notation, mesuration, perfection, imperfection, ligatures, point of augmentation, mensural and proportional canons, Guillaume de Machaut, Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin des Prez