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Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians

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ISBN-10: 0691017336

ISBN-13: 9780691017334

Edition: 1998

Authors: Kenneth Levy

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A world-renowned scholar of plainchant, Kenneth Levy has spent a portion of his career investigating the nature and ramifications of this repertory's shift from an oral tradition to the written versions dating to the tenth century. InGregorian Chant and the Carolingians,which represents the culmination of his research, Levy seeks to change long-held perceptions about certain crucial stages of the evolution and dissemination of the old corpus of plainchant--most notably the assumption that such a large and complex repertory could have become and remained fixed for over a century while still an oral tradition. Levy portrays the promulgation of an authoritative body of plainchant during the…    
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Book details

List price: $158.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.57" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
From Gregory to the Ottonians
A Gregorian Processional Antiphon
Toledo, Rome, and the Legacy of Gaul
Charlemagne's Archetype of Gregorian Chant
On the Origin of Neumes
On Gregorian Orality
Abbot Helisachar's Antiphoner
Aurelian's Use of Neumes
Plainchant before Neumes
A Carolingian Visual Model
Memory, Neumes, and Square Notations
Index