Machaut’s Mass as Liturgy

by George de Voil Abstract: This article challenges the tendency in secular musicology to see Liturgical works as primarily cultural artefacts, thereby neglecting their sacred genesis. Guillaume de Machaut’s Mass is one of his most extended and complex works. Comprising six sections of through-composed polyphony (unlike his lyric compositions, which—despite often being lengthy in duration—tend to be strophic and hence rely heavily on repetition), it presents a considerable challenge for…

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