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The attribution of the choral work Lacrimae

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The attribution of the choral work Lacrimae

Post Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:00 am
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The attribution of the choral work Lacrime to the composer Pescard (1400-1474) has been regarded as tentative, since it was based on a single treatise from the early 1500s that named Pescard as the composer. Recently, several musical treaties from the late 1500s have come to light, all of which name Pescard as the composer of Lacrimae. Unfortunately, these newly discovered treatises lend no support to the attribution of Lacrimae to Pescard, since____________.

(A)the treatise from the early 1500s misidentifies the composers of some of the musical works it considers

(B)the author of the treatise from the early 1500s had no very strong evidence on which to base the identification Pescard as the composer of Lacrimae

(C)there are works that can conclusively be attributed to Pescard that are cultivated specifically for the seed they produce rather than for their leaves or roots not even mentioned in the treatise from the early 1500s

(D)the later treatises probably had no source for their attribution other than the earlier treatise

(E)no known treatises from the 1600s identify Pescard as the composer of Lacrimae

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I don't know which one to choose... and don't know exactly what it's about.
can someone explain this?
thank u...

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Post Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:28 pm
I guess shenoydevika has said it all.

EARLY 1500's ---------------------
Only one treatise says that Pescard is composer.

--------------------------- LATE 1500's
Several treatises say that Pescard is composer.

Now look at the question. Why can't we trust those SEVERAL treatises' ???
Maybe the source of information of those SEVERAL treatises was that one treaty from early 1500's.
Does this make sense now??

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Post Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:31 pm
Yes thanks Devika n Charu for your expert inputs
real thanks Smile

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Post Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:28 pm
I guess shenoydevika has said it all.

EARLY 1500's ---------------------
Only one treatise says that Pescard is composer.

--------------------------- LATE 1500's
Several treatises say that Pescard is composer.

Now look at the question. Why can't we trust those SEVERAL treatises' ???
Maybe the source of information of those SEVERAL treatises was that one treaty from early 1500's.
Does this make sense now??

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Post Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:31 pm
Yes thanks Devika n Charu for your expert inputs
real thanks Smile

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Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:02 am
I'm no expert but I will try to explain.

Here is what we understand from what we are told.
1. - Pescard is believed to have composed Lacrime. This is however tentative. Because there is only one treatise from the early 1500s which names him as the composer.
2. - Several new musical treatises from the late 1500s have been discovered. All of these name Pescard as the composer of Lacrime.

Now this should be conclusive proof that Pescard wrote Lacrime right. Because the later treatises confirm what the older one said.

However the author says that newly discovered treatises do no support the attribution.
What could be the reason?

A] Doesn't matter. Doesn't explain why the LATTER treatises shouldn't prove that the first one was correct.
B] Ok maybe so. But if the latter treatises confirm Pescard as the composer, then it must be correct. But we are told it's not.
C]I don't even understand what this option means. Seeds? Leaves? WHATTTT??? Ignore!!!!
D] This option tells us that the latter treatises probably referred to the older ones. So if the older treatise was wrong, the latter ones would be too. That's why we cannot depend on what the latter treatises say. CORRECT OPTION.
E] I disregarded it because it brings in new information about treatises from 1600. We only care about the early 1500s treatise and the late 1500s treatises here!

Hope this helps. I can elaborate if required

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Post Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:40 am
Requesting experts to kindly throw some light.
Thanks in advance.

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