The Languages of the Modes: Studies in the History of Polyphonic Music

The Languages of the Modes: Studies in the History of Polyphonic Music

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815333425
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Series: Criticism and Analysis of Early Music Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Frans Wiering earned a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Amsterdam in 1995. Wiering is currently on the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Utrecht and is active in projects to digitize music sources, making them available on-line. He lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Preface

Conventions Used in This Book

1. Modality: An Introduction to the Terminology and Concepts

2. The Dicosurse about Mode: Evidence of Textual and Musical Sources

3. Tinctoris and the Origin of Polyphonic Modality

4. Modus and Tonus: Two Attitudes towards Modes

5. The Rise and Fall of Polyphonic Modality

6. The Modes before Classical Vocal Polyphony: Evidence from Central-European Cycles

7. Zarlino and Polyphonic Modality in Italy

8. Conclusion: The Language of the Modes

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