Ancient Greek Music / Edition 1

Ancient Greek Music / Edition 1

by M. L. West
     
 

Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusions. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive, and authoritative account that presupposes no special knowledge of music. Topics covered include the place of music in Greek life, instruments, rhythm, tempo, modes and scales, melodic construction, form, ancient theory and notation, and

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Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusions. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive, and authoritative account that presupposes no special knowledge of music. Topics covered include the place of music in Greek life, instruments, rhythm, tempo, modes and scales, melodic construction, form, ancient theory and notation, and historical development. Thirty surviving examples of Greek music are presented in modern transcription with analysis, and the book is fully illustrated. Besides being considered on its own terms, Greek music is here further illuminated by being considered in ethnological perspective, and a brief Epilogue sets it in its place in a border zone between Afro-Asiatic and European culture. The book will be of value both to classicists and historians of music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198149750
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Series:
Clarendon Paperbacks Ser.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.07(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

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