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Western plainchant : a handbook

Author: David Hiley
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Plainchant is the oldest substantial body of music that has been preserved in any shape or form. It was first written down in Western Europe in the eighth to ninth centuries. Many thousands of chants have been sung at different times or places in a multitude of forms and styles, responding to the differing needs of the church through the ages. This book provides an introduction, designed both for those to whom the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hiley, David.
Western plainchant.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)652090500
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hiley
ISBN: 0198162898 9780198162896 0198165722 9780198165729
OCLC Number: 25707447
Description: xcvii, 661 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. Plainchant in the Liturgy --
II. Chant Genres --
III. Liturgical Books and Plainchant Sources --
IV. Notation --
V. Plainchant and Early Music Theory --
VI. Plainchant up to the Eighth Century --
VII. The Carolingian Century --
VIII. Gregorian Chant and Other Chant Repertories --
IX. Persons and Places --
X. Reformations of Gregorian Chant --
XI. The Restoration of Medieval Chant.
Other Titles: Western plain chant.
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A survey of all aspects of plainchant, including the liturgy, musical forms and styles, types of chant books, notation and theory. This study also presents a historical survey tracing the spread of  Read more...

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a magnificent achievement ... will be the standard work for years to come Times Literary Supplement anyone interested in medieval music will need a copy Early Music News

 
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