The name of P. Samuel Rubio is known to students of Renaissance polyphony for his scholarly articles in learned periodicals, his editorship of different collections of sacred polyphony, and through his edition of the motets of Victory -- Tomás Luis de Victoria, Motetes, Vols. 1-4 (union Musical Española, Madrid -- 1964). Text books -- in English -- on the subject of sixteenth-century counterpoint are numerous and excellent; but none discusses the classical polyphonic style with quite the understanding affection that Father Rubio brings to this task. His treatment of notation, time-signatures, the modes, chromatic alteration, is supported by opposite quotation from sixteenth-century authorities and his discussion of form and texture are based on a knowledge derived from wide experience in performance as well as close analytical study.Continue Reading Read Less
- Series: Heritage
- World Rights
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Author InformationP. Samuel Rubio was an Augustinian monk, musicologist and Spanish organist, and the founder and first president of the Spanish Musicology Society.
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