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

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.

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