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Gregorian chant and the Carolingians

Author: Kenneth Levy
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A world-renowned scholar of plainchant, Kenneth Levy has spent a portion of his career investigating the nature and ramifications of this repertory's shift from an oral tradition to the written versions dating to the tenth century. In Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians, which represents the culmination of his research, Levy seeks to change long-held perceptions about certain crucial stages of the evolution and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Levy
ISBN: 0691017336 9780691017334
OCLC Number: 36954646
Description: x, 271 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: From Gregory to the Ottonians --
A Gregorian processional antiphon --
Toledo, Rome, and the legacy of Gaul --
Carlemagne's archtype of Gregorian chant --
On the origin of neumes --
On Gregorian orality --
Abbot Helisachar's antiphone --
Aurelian's use of neumes --
Plainchant before neumes --
A Carolingian visual model --
Memory, neumes, and square notations.
Responsibility: Kenneth Levy.
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How many traditions of oral chant existed before the tenth century? What precursors might there have been to the notational system used in all the surviving manuscripts? In answering such questions,  Read more...

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