Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court.

Author / Editor
Stevens, John.

Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court.

London: Methuen, 1961.

Physical Description
xi, 483 pp.

Focuses on three extant Tudor song-books to chart the relations between lyric and song in early English tradition, including discussion of popular and courtly works, late-medieval and early modern music, and the impact of the Reformation. Two issues pertain to Chaucer: reconstructing the fiction of courtly love, and the development of courtly poetry from Chaucer to Thomas Wyatt. Includes discussion of the "Angelus ad Virginem" (MilT 1.3216; lyrics and score included) and courtliness in PF and TC; also comments on a number of other works by Chaucer, listed in the Index.

Chaucer Subjects
Background and General Criticism
Parliament of Fowls
Troilus and Criseyde
Miller and His Tale