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Gregorian Chant : Midland Book - Willi Apel

Gregorian Chant

Midland Book

Paperback Published: 22nd January 1960
ISBN: 9780253206015
Number Of Pages: 544

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Willi Apel's classic study of Gregorian chant is now in paperback. This extensive survey describes the evolutionary processes of its long history as well as its definition and terminology, the structure of the liturgy, the texts, the notation, the rhythm, the tonality, and the methods and forms of psalmody.

Preface and Acknowledgmentp. xi
Bibliographyp. xiii
The Liturgy and its Development
Definition and Terminologyp. 3
The Structure of the Liturgyp. 6
The Liturgical Yearp. 6
The Liturgical Dayp. 13
The Liturgical Booksp. 15
Ordinary and Properp. 17
The Office Hoursp. 19
The Massp. 23
Exceptional Massesp. 28
Origin and Development to c. 600p. 33
The Pre-Christian Rootsp. 34
Historical Data from the First to the Eigth Centuriesp. 38
From the First Century to c. 380p. 43
From Damasus to Gregoryp. 46
The Development after 600p. 51
The Sourcesp. 51
The Cycle of Feastsp. 56
The Mass Formulariesp. 61
The Musicp. 74
General Aspects of the Chant
The Textsp. 87
The Psalmsp. 87
Psalm Versesp. 89
Non-psalmodic Textsp. 95
The Notationp. 99
The Standard Notationp. 100
The Basic Neumes
The Liquescent Neumes
The Repercussive Neumes
The Early Neumesp. 108
The Development of Neumatic Notationp. 118
The Notation of the Solesmes Booksp. 123
The Problem of Rhythmp. 126
The Tonalityp. 133
The Church Modesp. 133
Modal Classification and Distributionp. 137
Modal Characteristics of the Melodiesp. 140
The Regular Chants
Limited Range
Excessive Range
The B-flat
Modal Ambiguity
Methods and Forms of Psalmodyp. 179
Direct Psalmodyp. 179
Responsorial Psalmodyp. 180
Antiphonal Psalmodyp. 185
Questions of Performancep. 196
Stylistic Analysis
The Liturgical Recitativep. 201
General Observationsp. 201
The Tones for the Readings and Prayersp. 203
The Psalm Tonesp. 208
Psalm Tones and Psalm Textsp. 214
Psalm Tones and Antiphonsp. 217
The Tones of the Canticlesp. 226
The Tones for the Introitsp. 228
The Tones for the Great Responsoriesp. 234
The Tones of the Invitatory Psalmp. 241
The Short Responsoriesp. 244
The Free Compositions: General Aspectsp. 246
Characteristics of Melodic Designp. 247
Total Range
Phrase Structure
Melodic Progressions
Repetition of Melodic Units
Melody and Textp. 266
Textual and Melodic Phrases
The Textual Accent
The Sustaining (Melismatic) Accent
The Tonic Accent
The Cursus
Expression, Mood, Word-Painting
The Free Compositions According to Typesp. 305
The Introitsp. 305
The Communionsp. 311
The Tractsp. 312
The Tracts of the Eighth Mode
The Tracts of the Second Mode
The Great Responsoriesp. 330
The Responsories of Mode 2
The Responsories of Mode 8
The Other Responsories
The Gradualsp. 344
The Graduals of Mode 5
The Graduals of Mode 1
The Graduals of Modes 3 and 4
The Graduals of Modes 7 and 8
The Gradual-Type Justus ut Palma
The Offertoriesp. 363
The Alleluiasp. 375
The Antiphonsp. 392
The Chants of the Mass Ordinaryp. 405
The Kyrie
The Gloria
The Credo
The Sanctus
The Agnus Dei
The Mass Ordinary as a Cycle
The Hymnsp. 421
The Tropesp. 429
The Textual Tropes
The Textual-Musical Tropes
The Musical Tropes
The Sequencesp. 442
Ambrosian Chantp. 465
The Liturgical Yearp. 467
The Liturgical Dayp. 468
The Psalm Tonesp. 470
The Office Chantsp. 472
The Ordinary Chants of the Massp. 475
The Proper Chants of the Massp. 476
Modalityp. 480
Concluding Remarksp. 481
The Old-Roman Chantp. 484
The Sources for the Mass Chantsp. 485
The Introitsp. 487
The Communionsp. 489
The Offertoriesp. 490
The Gradualsp. 492
The Tractsp. 494
The Alleluiasp. 496
The Sources for the Office Chantsp. 499
The Responsoriesp. 500
The Antiphonsp. 502
The Problem of Chronologyp. 503
Conclusion: Prolegomena to a History of Gregorian Stylep. 507
Indexp. 517
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ISBN: 9780253206015
ISBN-10: 0253206014
Series: Midland Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 22nd January 1960
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.72  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.77