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Author: Anglés, Higinio
Title: Las Cantigas del Rey Alfonso el Sabio, fiel reflejo de la música cortesana y popular de la España del siglo XIII
Date: 1952
Publication details: Murcia: Academia Alfonso X el Sabio, 1952. 18 pp.rn
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Commentary: Snow 1977, no. 238: "The text of what must have been a public address by the most erudite musical scholar working in this field. There is a satisfactory sketch of Alfonsine musical culture, even though limited by its modest intentions . Focusses on the popular dance melody and Gregorian chant while making a case for the entirely monodic nature of the music of the CSM, despite the earlier introduction of polyphony. Ends by cautiously suggesting that some internal evidence might help lay a foundation for demonstrating Alfonso's actual participation as a composer of some cantiga melodies."
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