Melanie Spiller & Coloratura Consulting
A Tonic for Ramshackle Wordsmiths
Copyright Melanie Spiller 2011. Do not copy without permission.
My Blog Locations
 -- Everything new goes in here: https://coloraturaconsulting.wordpress.com/ and on the page you're on. Most posts are about music.
 -- New blogs of musings, recipes, collective collections, and the infamous shaggy dog stories are on the Completely Off Topic page.
--There's a recipe blog for single servings here: http://melaniespiller.blogspot.com/ It features vegan recipes ONLY. For a few conventional recipes and a lot of vegan ones for multiple servings, vistit the Completely Off Topic page.
Blog Contents
Early Music
Food
Travel
A Writing Conference 
Letters from China
Home
Articles
Blogs
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About
Byzantine Women Composers
The Chantilly Codex (c1375)
Chords Versus Polyphony
The Codex Calixtinus (12th c)
The Faenza Codex (c1425)
The Guido's Hand Seminar
The History of Music Notation 
How I Became a Hildegard Addict
Lux Aeterna, the Chant of Eternal Light
The Montpellier Codex (c1275)
Musical Misperceptions
Musical Modes, Part 1 (Church Modes)
Musical Modes, Part 2 (Rhythmic Modes)
Musical Modes, Part 3A (Non-European Modes, Israel)
Musical Modes, Part 3B (Non-European Modes, Egypt and Asia)
Musical Modes, Part 3C (Non-European Modes, Everywhere Else)
The Robertsbridge Codex (c1360)
The Sound of a Culture
The Squarcialupi Codex (15th Century)
The Trobairitz
 
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German Composers
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
Ludwig Senfl (c1486-c1543)
Oswald von Wolkenstein (c1377-1445)
 
Irish Composers
Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)
 
 
Italian Composers
Bartolomeo da Bologna (fl 1404-1427)
Francesca Caccini (1587-1638)
Maddelena Casulana (c1540-after 1590)
Bartholus de Florentia (fl. 1375-1405)
Guido D'Arezzo (c991-after 1033)
Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder (1543-1588)
Carlo Gesualdo (c1560-1613)
Gherardello da Firenza (c1320-c1362)
Francesco Landini (c1325-1397)
Lorenzo da Firenze (d. c1372)
Johannes Martini (c1440-c1498)
Paolo da Firenze (c1355-1436)
Solomon Rossi (c1570-c1630)
Barbara Strozzi (1617-1677)
Zacara da Teramo (c1350-c1415)
 
Spanish Composers
Juan de Anchieta (1462-1523)
Juan del Encina (1468-1529)
Francesco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Cristobal de Morales (c1500-1553)
Tomas Luis de Victoria (c1548-1611)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Composer Biographies
Instrument Biographies
Accordion
Bagpipe
Cornetto
Flute
Harmonica
Harp
Hurdy-Gurdy
Lute
Lyre
Oboe
Organ: Pipe (Great, Church)
Organ: Pipe (continued)
Organ: Portative
Organ: Positive
Organ: Reed (Harmonium)
Psaltery
Recorder
Shawm
Vielle
Virginal
 
 
Henry VIII (1491-1547)
Lucrezia Borgia (coming soon)
Sir Francis Drake (coming soon)
On Their MP3 Player
Byzantine Composers
Byzantine Women Composers
 
English Composers
William Byrd (1543-1623)
William Cornysh the Younger (1468-1523)
Robert Fayrfax (1461-1521)
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1623)
John Lloyd (d.1523)
John Merbecke (c1510-c1585)
Peter Philips (c1560-1628)
John Sheppard (c1515-1558)
Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585)
John Taverner (1495-1545)
Christopher Tye (c1505-c1572)
 
Flemish Composers
Gilles Binchois (c1400-1460)
Antoine Brumel (c1460-c1515)
Johannes Ciconia (c1370-1412)
Josquin des Prez (c1440-1521)
Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474)
Guillaume Machaut (c1300-1377)
Johaness Ockeghem (c1420-1497)
 
French Composers
Adam de la Halle (c1237-c1286)
Beatriz de Dia (c1140-c1200)
Bernart de Ventadorn (c1130-c1200)
Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
Clement Janequin (c1485-1558)
Leonin (fl. c1150-c1201)
Marcabru (c1099-1150)
Odo of Cluny (c878-942)
Perotin (c1160-c1220)
The Trobairitz
Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361)
 
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Women Composers
Beatriz de Dia (c1140-c1200)
Byzantine Women Composers
Francesca Caccini (1587-1638)
Maddelena Casulana (c1540-after 1590)
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
Barbara Strozzi (1617-1677)
The Trobairitz
 
 
Musings
Writing Historical Fiction
Poking At Things
Revisions
Why Am I Writing About This?
Broken Glass 
Dastardly Nightshades
How I Became a Hildegard Addict
I Love a Good List
Role Models
Stage Fright
Taking the Train
Thoughts on the Olympics
Tough Times
Virtuous Vegetables
 
Making Jam
Virtuous Vegetables
Dastardly Nightshades
Interesting Codices
Ther Chantilly Codex (c1375)
The Codex Calixtinus (12th c)
The Faenza Codex (c1425)
The Montpellier Codex (c1275)
The Robertsbridge Codex (c1360)
The Squarcialupi Codex (15th Century)