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Music of the Middle Ages

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ISBN-10: 0521284899

ISBN-13: 9780521284899

Edition: 1984

Authors: Giulio. Cattin, Steven Botterill

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Uniquely among histories of mediaeval music, this book is specifically devoted to the vast repertory of monophonic music. Too often treated as a preamble to polyphony, this music forms the basis of Europe's musical tradition. (A companion volume by F. A. Gallo, forthcoming in English translation, covers polyphonic music of the Middle Ages.) Giulio Cattin outlines the birth and evolution of Christian chant in the early centuries of the Church and describes a number of partly independent Byzantine and Western chant traditions. Fr Cattin's own background in the Church gives a particular authority to his writing on liturgical music, and he presents the latest original research without being too…    
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/6/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.59" wide x 8.54" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Steven Botterill is Associate Professor of Italian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

The Origins of Christian Worship; Liturgy and Chant
The evidence of the early Christian sources
The Jewish roots of Christian worship
The early forms of Christian chant
Liturgy and chant after the Edict of Milan
Christian Chant at Byzantium and in the Western Churches
Greco-Byzantine chant
Old Roman (paleo-Roman) chant
Ambrosian (Milanese) chant
The ancient chant of Aquileia and Benevento
Ancient Hispanic (Mozarabic) and Gallican chant
Gregorian Chant
Gregory the Great
The liturgy of the Western churches in the Carolingian period: Franco-Roman chant
From oral tradition to neumatic notation
Notation: problems of derivation and regional variation
Neumes and their classification
Neumes and words
Neumes and Gregorian time
Neumes and Gregorian rhythm
Modal theory and structure
Classical forms of the Gregorian repertory
Decline and revival
Liturgico-Musical Innovations of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries and Their Development; Secular Monody in Latin
Metrical and dramatic offices
Liturgical drama
Non-liturgical Latin monody
Monody in Vernacular Languages; Instruments; the Ars Musica
Troubadour and trouvere lyric
Monody in the German-speaking countries, the Iberian peninsula and England
Italian poetry: laude
Musical instruments
The ars musica in the Middle Ages
The jubilus in St Augustine
From the De institutione musica of Severinus Boethius
From the Institutiones of Cassiodorus
From the Etymologiae of Isidore of Seville
From the Epistola de ignoto cantu of Guido d'Arezzo
An example of dramatised liturgy
Evidence for musical customs in Italy
From the Ars musica of Gill da Zamora