Music and lyrics

Dear friends:

I need some rules or guidelines to put lyrics in manuscripts without lyrics below the text (Presumably for performing in an instrument).

Could you recommend me bibliography related to this?

Thank you so much for your help.

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  • Thank you Christian, I will get the book. I am having difficulties in finding specific bibliography in this area.

    Best wishes,


  • I formulated some points in my book Hexachord, Mensur und Textstruktur. Studien zum französischen Lied im 14. Jahrhundert ( = Beihefte zum Archiv für Musikwissenschaft 35), Stuttgart 1992, p. 57-84 with a discussion of the literature. You can find the book, too, on google-books.

    Christian Berger

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