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Title: Dataset for Florentine Trecento Musical Iconography and Contemporary Musical Performance
Contributor(s): Stinson, John (creator); Stoessel, Jason  (supervisor)orcid 
Publication Date: 2022-09-19
DOI: 10.25952/egm6-kj64
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Abstract/Context: In documenting the use of Trecento musical instruments in Florence, information has been gathered from five categories of documents: payment records from surviving archives, contemporary chronicles, contemporary literature, medieval music theory treatises and relevant modern accounts. Frequently encountered generic names for musicians have not been included in the catalogue of instruments as the instruments actually played are not specified. While the works from which these documents have been extracted make no pretence at giving a factual account of Florentine musical practice, they are important for describing the musical activities of those not usually paid for their musical activity: the amateur players who were an important part of the Florentine soundscape. From the initial file of 48,985 documents, a file of 33,247 unique records was developed with one keyword for each line. All documents with their line numbers are held in the full document in which the keyword is found. This file includes names of instruments, but generic terms for players of instruments as well as more specific terms are listed separately. Non-instrumental musical activities such as singing and dancing and their cognate forms are also listed.
Publication Type: Dataset
Fields of Research (FOR): 190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology
190102 Art History
200513 Literature in Italian
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 360306 Musicology and ethnomusicology
360102 Art history
470518 Literature in Italian
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950101 Music
950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
950504 Understanding Europe's Past
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 130102 Music
130103 The creative arts
130704 Understanding Europe’s past
Keywords: medieval music
14th century
Location: 43.77925, 11.24626
HERDC Category Description: X Dataset
Project: Florentine Trecento Musical Iconography and Contemporary Musical Performance
Dataset Managed By: Jason Stoessel
Rights Holder: John Stinson
Dataset Stored at: University of New England
Primary Contact Details: Jason Stoessel -
Dataset Custodian Details: John Stinson -
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School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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opendataset/Generic Instrumentalists.htmHTML catalogue of references to generic instrumentalists of the Trecento16.7 MBHTMLView/Open
opendataset/InstrumentsOnly.htmHTML catalogue of references to musical instruments in Trecento documents37.87 MBHTMLView/Open
opendataset/MusicalActivities.htmHTML catalogue of references to singing, dancing and whistling during the Trecento3.37 MBHTMLView/Open
opendataset/Lines.zipZip archive of documentary sources in text format indexed by line45.17 MBZIPView/Open
opendataset/Read_me.txtRead Me file - description of data set4.69 kBTextView/Open
opendataset/Preamble to Catalogue of Instruments.pdfPreamble to Catalogue of Instruments206.13 kBAdobe PDF
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