International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries

De schatkamer van Alamire. Muziek en miniaturen uit Keizer Karels tijd

De schatkamer van Alamire. Muziek en miniaturen uit Keizer Karels tijd
This book tells the story of Petrus Imhoff, alias Alamire. As a singer, composer and dealer in musical items, and above all as a music copyist, Alamire flourished in an exceptionally fertile artistic climate in the 16th century. The economic boom was unprecedented, Bruges and Antwerp were true European centres of trade, and the Burgundian-Habsburg court showed a particular affinity for the arts. Alamire collaborated on some fifty manuscripts containing music by Franco-Flemish polyphonists: works by Pierre de la Rue, Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin Desprez, and others can be found in the prestigious and lavishly illuminated manuscripts produced by the Alamire workshop. Alamire’s secular (Philip the Fair, Margaret of Austria and Charles V) and ecclesiastical patrons are discussed as well.



Contributions by: M. Biermans, I. Bossuyt, B. Bouckaert, B. Boute, R. De Beer, B. Dekeyzer, K. Proesmans, V. Roelvink, V. Schier, K. Schiltz, E. Schreurs, M. Smeyers, D. Snellings, G. Spiessens, K. van der Heide, M. Vriens

Editors: E. Schreurs, K. Proesmans, M. Vriens

Leuven, 1999, 167 pp.
ISBN 90 5826 038 0