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Music of the Middle Ages : Volume 1 - Giulio Cattin

Music of the Middle Ages

Volume 1

By: Giulio Cattin, Steven Botterill (Translator)

Paperback Published: 4th February 1985
ISBN: 9780521284899
Number Of Pages: 256

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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 technical. In addition to offshoots of the main liturgical tradition such as tropes, metrical offices and liturgical drama, Fr Cattin covers the birth of secular music, first in Latin monody, and then in a growing variety of music in vernacular languages -- the Italian laude, and the lyrics of the Provencal troubadours, the French trouveres and the German Minnesinger. Chapters on early instrumental music and on the philosopher's view of the ars musica complete the book.

Abbreviationsp. vii
The Origins of Christian Worship; Liturgy and Chant
The evidence of the early Christian sourcesp. 1
The Jewish roots of Christian worshipp. 4
The early forms of Christian chantp. 8
Liturgy and chant after the Edict of Milanp. 13
Hymnodyp. 17
Christian Chant at Byzantium and in the Western Churches
Greco-Byzantine chantp. 21
Old Roman (paleo-Roman) chantp. 26
Ambrosian (Milanese) chantp. 31
The ancient chant of Aquileia and Beneventop. 38
Ancient Hispanic (Mozarabic) and Gallican chantp. 42
Gregorian Chant
Gregory the Greatp. 48
The liturgy of the Western churches in the Carolingian period: Franco-Roman chantp. 53
From oral tradition to neumatic notationp. 56
Notation: problems of derivation and regional variationp. 60
Neumes and their classificationp. 63
Neumes and wordsp. 69
Neumes and Gregorian timep. 72
Neumes and Gregorian rhythmp. 76
Modal theory and structurep. 79
Classical forms of the Gregorian repertoryp. 87
Decline and revivalp. 94
Liturgico-Musical Innovations of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries and Their Development; Secular Monody in Latin
Sequencesp. 101
Tropesp. 110
Metrical and dramatic officesp. 116
Liturgical dramap. 120
Non-liturgical Latin monodyp. 127
Monody in Vernacular Languages; Instruments; the Ars Musica
Troubadour and trouvere lyricp. 132
Monody in the German-speaking countries, the Iberian peninsula and Englandp. 141
Italian poetry: laudep. 145
Musical instrumentsp. 152
The ars musica in the Middle Agesp. 157
The jubilus in St Augustinep. 162
From the De institutione musica of Severinus Boethiusp. 163
From the Institutiones of Cassiodorusp. 166
From the Etymologiae of Isidore of Sevillep. 169
From the Epistola de ignoto cantu of Guido d'Arezzop. 175
An example of dramatised liturgyp. 179
Evidence for musical customs in Italyp. 182
From the Ars musica of Gill da Zamorap. 185
Glossaryp. 190
Notesp. 201
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780521284899
ISBN-10: 0521284899
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4th February 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.27

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