Music in the middle ages : with an introduction on the music of ancient times / by Gustave Reese.


New York : W.W. Norton and Company, [1940] .

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Subjects Middeleeuwen.
Music
Music -- 500-1400 -- History and criticism.
Music -- To 500 -- History and criticism.
Musique -- 500-1400 -- Histoire et critique.
Musique -- Jusqu'à 500 -- Histoire et critique.
Muziek.
Description xvii, 502 pages : illustrations (music) viii plates (including facsimiles (music)) ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1940]
©1940
Notes "First edition."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-463) and "Record list" (pages 465-479).
Contents pt. 1. Introduction : the music of ancient times. Southwest Asia and Egypt -- Greece and Rome -- part 2. Western European monody to about 1300. The beginnings of Christian sacred chant and the growth of some of its chief branches : Syrian, Byzantine, Armenian, Coptic, and Ethiopian -- The growth of some of the chief branches of Christian chant--continued : Russian, Ambrosian, Mozarabic, and Gallican -- Gregorian chant : its history and notation -- Gregorian chant : its modal system and forms -- Secular monody : the Latin songs, the jongleurs, troubadours, and trouvères -- Secular monody continued : the early Minnesinger, the Laude and Geisslerlieder, English monody, Spanish monody -- part 3. Polyphony based on the perfect consonances and its displacement by polyphony based on the third. The earlier stages of organum -- The rise of measured music and the development of its notation to Franco of Cologne (c. 1280) -- The culmination of the continental organum and discant in the 12th and 13th centuries : the organa, conductus, early motet, cantilena; methods of performance; instruments ; The 14th century : French music, French and Italian notation -- The 14th century : Italian, Spanish and German music ; Musica falsa; Instruments -- Polyphony in the British Isles from the 12th century to the death of Dunstable.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)398158
(OCoLC)ocm00398158
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Reese, Gustave, 1899-1977.
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