||In the sixteenth century, because of the prosperous environment of commerce, the parpularity of printing was obvious. Moreover, the technique of the music printing was changed from multiple printing to one impression, and it made the music scores cheaper. The Italian madrigal of Florence and Rome were disseminated to Venice . A large number of madrigals printed in Venice. The main part of the thesis discuss the circumstances of publishing madrigal in Venice. The interaction among composer, assistance, patrons and the purchaser.|
The thesis consist of three main chapters, in addition to the introduction and conclusion. Chapter one exams the society and economic background, the music in relation to environment. The develop of printing industry and the transfermance of music printing technique in the sixteen century Venice will be explore as well. Chapter two focus on the process of madrigal expanded from Florence and Rome to Venice which is based on the informantion early madrigal manuscripts and a few printed score. Chapter three deal with the influences of the madrigal in the music publishing industry. The main contents focus on two music printing families who monopolized music publishing market in Venice, discussing the process of their madrigal score printing and locating the works. In addition the study will further discuss the business skill they used for selling madrigal, the customers who was willing to buy madrigal score and the route the printers selling the madrigal works, in order to demonstrate the importance of music printing to the prevalence of Italian madrigals.