Capturing Music: The Story of Notation [With CD (Audio)]

Capturing Music: The Story of Notation [With CD (Audio)]

by Thomas Forrest Kelly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393064964
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 827,685
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Thomas Forrest Kelly is professor of music at Harvard University. The author of The Role of the Scroll, Capturing Music, and Music Then and Now, he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

List of Recordings ix

Preface xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Isidore: Writing as Recording 25

Chapter 2 St. Gregory and the Recording of Music 41

Chapter 3 Guido the Monk and the Recording of Pitch 61

Chapter 4 The Great Book: Leoninus and the Recording of Rhythm 79

Chapter 5 Franco Figures It Out 113

Chapter 6 It Takes a Scientist: Philippe de Vitry 143

Chapter 7 Into the Future: Later Developments 177

Appendix: Text and Translations 209

Notes 221

Credits 227

Index 229

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Capturing Music: The Story of Notation 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story beautifully told, and one that deserves that has been neglected! Crisp, clear, and informative. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to believe that this is the best Harvard can do, ill designed, simplistic, and often quite simply wrong. The musicological equivalent of rocks for jocks.