Musical offerings in the Renaissance

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This article offers a model for the creation and circulation of musical compositions before the time they began to be treated as marketable goods (c.1470-1500). The model is that of the gift economy. The ramifications of the practice of musical gift exchange in the late Middle Ages are far-reaching, extending to issues of musical aesthetics and sociology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-438
Number of pages14
JournalEarly Music
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Music


  • Music and aesthetics
  • Music and sociology
  • Music book
  • Musical gift exchange
  • Renaissance music


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