By Thomas J. Mathiesen
Historical Greek track and tune concept has involved students for hundreds of years not just due to its intrinsic curiosity as part of old Greek tradition but in addition as the Greeks’ grand notion of song has endured to stimulate musical imaginations to the current day. in contrast to prior remedies of the topic, Apollo’s Lyre is aimed mostly on the reader drawn to the musical typologies, the musical tools, and particularly the historic improvement of song idea and its transmission during the heart Ages.
The uncomplicated technique and scope of the examine are set out in a initial bankruptcy, via chapters focusing on the function of song in Greek society, musical typology, organology, and function perform. the following chapters are dedicated to the song thought itself, because it constructed in 3 levels: within the treatises of Aristoxenus and the Sectio canonis through the interval of revival within the moment century C.E. and in past due antiquity. each one theorist and treatise is taken into account individually yet regularly in the context of the rising traditions. the idea presents a remarkably whole and coherent process for explaining and examining musical phenomena, and loads of its conceptual framework, in addition to a lot of its terminology, was once borrowed and tailored by way of medieval Latin, Byzantine, and Arabic tune theorists, a legacy reviewed within the ultimate bankruptcy. Transcriptions and analyses of a few of the extra entire items of Greek track preserved on papyrus or stone, or in manuscript, are built-in with a attention of the musicopoetic kinds themselves. The e-book concludes with a entire bibliography for the sphere, updating and increasing the author’s previous Bibliography of resources for the examine of historic Greek song.
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Apollo's Lyre: Greek Music and Music Theory in Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Thomas J. Mathiesen