I imagine the result would have been a volume of considerable heft, something along the lines of the 935 pages of NOHM 9 (Romanticism (18301890), ed.
One is reminded, in fact, of the great synthetic and often pathbreaking essays of the older NOHM 3 on France, Italy, England, and the Netherlands.
Readers familiar with old or new versions of NOHM 2 will be surprised to find plainchant revisited in a subsequent volume of the series.
1520" by the late Howard Mayer Brown and Keith Polk in this volume, and "Instruments and Instrumental Music Before 1300" by Christopher Page in NOHM [2.
Walter Salmen's rich, relatively brief chapter on dance is the first of its kind in the early music volumes of NOHM, and leaves one admiring and wishing for more.