Source Readings in Music History Early Christian Period and the Latin Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 039396695X
ISBN-13: 9780393966954
Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $26.30
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In The Early Christian Period and the Latin Middle Ages, we witness the merger of musica, then an abstract academic enterprise, and cantus, or practical music. The volume spans a millennium of writings, ranging from scriptural commentaries by St. Jerome and other fourth-century Church Fathers to an excerpt from Speculum musicae, an extensive fourteenth-century treatise by Jacques of Liege. Along the way we read from the works of St. Augustine, Boethius, Hildegard of Bingen, Guido of Arezzo, Franco of Cologne, and a score of others, all in impeccable English translations prepared or revised by James McKinnon. Book jacket.

Leo Treitler is Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus, CUNY Graduate Center, and Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Notes and Abbreviations
Introduction
Early Christian Views of Music
St. Basil from Homily on the First Psalm
St. John Chrysostom from Exposition of Psalm 41
St. Jerome from Commentary on the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians
Niceta of Remesiana from On the Benefit of Psalmody
St. Augustine from the Confessions
Music as a Liberal Art
Boethius from Fundamentals of Music
Cassiodorus from Fundamentals of Sacred and Secular Learing
Isidore of Seville from the Etymologies
Chant and Liturgy in the Early Middle Ages
St. Benedict from the Rule of St. Benedict
Pseudo-Germanus Exposition of the Ancient Gallican Liturgy
Anonymous (8th Century) Ordo romanus XVII
Helisachar Letter to Archbishop Nidibrius of Narbonne
John the Deacon from Life of Gregory the Great
The Monk of St. Gall from Life of the Emperor Charles the Great
Hildegard of Bingen from Epistle 47: To the Prelates of Mainz
Music Theory and Pedagogy in the Middle Ages
Anonymous (9th Century) from the Musica enchiriadis
Anonymous (10th Century) from the Alia musica
Pseudo-Odo of Cluny Dialogue on Music
Guido of Arezzo Prologue to His Antiphoner
Guido of Arezzo Epistle Concerning an Unknown Chant
Anonymous (13th Century) Discantus positio vulgaris
Johannes de Garlandia from De musica mensurabili
Franco of Cologne Ars cantus mensurabilis
Aegidius of Zamora from Ars musica
Marchetto of Padua from Pomerium in arte musicae mensuratae
Jehan des Murs from Notitia artis musicae
Jacques of Liege from Speculum musicae
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