1. The relationship of perfect and imperfect time in Italian theory of Renaissance Anna Maria Busse Berger, 2. The office of the cantor in early Western monastic rules and customaries: a preliminary investigation Margot E. Fassler, 3. Montecassino and the Ole Beneventan chant Thomas Forrest Kelly, 4. Music and ceremonial in the Low Countries: Philip the fair and the Order of the Golden Fleece William F. Prizer, 5. The life and death of Caterina Martinelli: new light on Monteverdi's 'Arianna' Edmond Strainchamps, 6. The reconstruction of the abbey church at St-Denis: the interplay of music and ceremony with architecture and politics Anne Walters, 7. The printing and scope of Tinctoris's fragmentary treatise De inuentione et use musice Ronald Woodley, Reviews.