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Apollo's lyre : Greek music and music theory in antiquity and the Middle Ages

Author: Thomas J Mathiesen
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, ©1999.
Series: Publications of the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Apollo's Lyre is aimed principally at the reader interested in the musical typologies, the musical instruments, and especially the historical development of music theory and its transmission through the Middle Ages."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Bibliographie
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Mathiesen
ISBN: 0803230796 9780803230798
OCLC Number: 41531875
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xv, 806 pages : illustrations, 3 maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Graphic and Plastic Art --
Archaeological Remains --
Notated Musical Compositions --
Methodology --
Musical Life in Ancient Greece --
Music and Melos --
Types of Music and Their Function --
Music for the Gods --
Hymn --
Paean --
Nomos --
Dithyramb --
Prosodion --
Partheneia --
Hyporcheme --
Music in the Theatre --
Music for the Mortals --
Hymenaios and epithalamion --
Threnody --
Epinikion and encomium --
Skolion and sillos --
Miscellaneous types, military music, and folk song --
Musical Instruments --
Idiophones and Membranophones --
Krotala --
Kroupezai or Kroupala --
Kumbala or Krembala --
Seistron and Rhombos --
Rhoptron and Tumpana --
Aerophones --
Aulos --
Origin and history --
Construction and types --
Reeds --
Reconstruction and performance practice --
Syrinx --
Hydraulis --
Salpinx and Horn --
Chordophones --
Origin, History, and Types --
Lyres --
Chelys --
Construction --
Tuning and the number of strings --
Performance practice and the plectrum --
Social function --
Barbitos --
Phorminx --
Kithara --
Psalteria --
Psalterion and epigoneion --
Magadis, pektis, and phoenix --
Trigonon and sambuke --
The Apulian instrument --
The pandoura and skindapsos --
Music Theory I: The Sources, Aristoxenus, and the Sectio canonis --
Aristoxenus --
Harmonica --
De principiis --
Elementa harmonica --
Rhythmica --
The Sectio Canonis --
Music Theory II: The Revival --
Plutarch --
Cleonides --
Nicomachus of Gerasa --
Manuale harmonices --
Manuale harmonicum --
Theon of Smyrna --
Claudius Ptolemy.
Series Title: Publications of the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, v. 2.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Mathiesen.
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"All in all, Apollo's Lyre is essential reading for all those interested in Greek music and music theory."--Early Music, August 2001

 
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