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Theories of musical texture in Western history

Author: John David White
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1995.
Series: Perspectives in music criticism and theory, vol. 1.; Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 1678.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John David White
ISBN: 0815311877 9780815311874
OCLC Number: 31938596
Description: xvi, 431 pages : music ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Theories of scales, tunings, and temperaments: Introduction; 1. Pythagorean scale; 2. Modes and tetrachords of ancient Greece; 3. Church modes and the Guidonian hexachord system; 4. Mean-tone temperament; 5. Equal temperament; 6. Major and minor modes and chromaticism 7. Twentieth-century modes and scales --
Part II. Theories of rhythm: Introduction; 8. Ancient rhetoric to modal rhythm; 9. Mensural notation and the Franconian modes; 10. Bar lines and meter signatures; 11. Twentieth-century rhythms --
Part III. Theories of polyphony: Introduction; 12. Organum and the medieval motet; 13. Renaissance polyphony; 14. Tonal counterpoint and the Baroque fugue; 15. Counterpoint of J.S. Bach; 16. Textures of the Classical period; 17. Romantic textures; 18. Twentieth-century textures --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Perspectives in music criticism and theory, vol. 1.; Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 1678.
Responsibility: by John D. White.

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