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Oral and Written Transmission in Chant: New Edition / Edition 1

Oral and Written Transmission in Chant: New Edition / Edition 1

by Thomas Forrest Kelly


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754626268
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Series: Music in Medieval Europe Series
Pages: 474
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 9.88(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Thomas Forrest Kelly is Harvard College Professor and Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University, USA

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Music Writing: The early history of music writing in the West, Leo Treitler; De accentibus toni oritur nota quae dicitur neuma: prosodic accents, the accent theory, and the Paleofrankish script, Charles M. Atkinson. Part II Notation and Performance: Gregorian chant: the restoration of the chant and 75 years of recording, Mary Berry; The Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra in Rome and the semiological school of Dom Eugène Cardine, Nino Albarosa; The performance of plainchant: some preliminary observations of the new era, Lance W. Brunner. Part III Oral and Written Transmission: Homer and Gregory: the transmission of epic poetry and plainchant, Leo Treitler; 'Centonate' chant: Ãœbles Flickwerk or E pluribus unus?, Leo Treitler; Evidence for the traditional view of the transmission of Gregorian chant, David G. Hughes; Charlemagne's archetype of Gregorian chant, Kenneth Levy; 'Communications', concerning Levy and Hughes, above, Leo Treitler; Levy's response; Hughes's response; The debate about the oral and written transmission of chant, László Dobszay; On Gregorian orality, Kenneth Levy; The transmission of Western chant in the 8th and 9th centuries: evaluating Kenneth Levy's reading of the evidence, Emma Hornby; Chant research at the turn of the century and the analytical programme of Helmut Hucke, Edward Nowacki; Ways of telling stories, Susan Rankin; Interrelationships among Gregorian chants: an alternative view of creativity in early chant, Theodore Karp; Index.

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