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Ancient Greek music

Author: M L West
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusions. For most readers the subject has remained a closed book. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive, and authoritative account that presupposes no special knowledge of music. Topics covered include the place of music in Greek life; instruments; rhythm; tempo; modes and scales; melodic construction; form; ancient theory and notation;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Music, Greek and Roman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M L West
ISBN: 0198148976 9780198148975 0198149751 9780198149750
OCLC Number: 24630119
Description: xiii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Music in Greek Life --
2. The Voice --
3. Stringed Instruments --
4. Wind and Percussion --
5. Rhythm and Tempo --
6. Scales and Modes --
7. Melody and Form --
8. Theory --
9. Notation and Pitch --
10. The Musical Documents --
11. Historical Synthesis: 1. Sunrise and Forenoon --
12. Historical Synthesis: 2. High Noon and Afternoon --
Epilogue: Greece between Europe and Asia.
Responsibility: M.L. West.
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This illustrated account of all aspects of the music of ancient Greece includes actual transcriptions of the surviving examples of ancient music, complete with musical analysis, and covers a whole  Read more...

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List of plates List of figures Abbreviations Introduction 1. Music in Greek life 2. The voice 3. Stringed instruments 4. Wind and percusssion 5. Rhythm and tempo 6. Scales and modes 7. Melody and form 8. Theory 9. Notation and pitch 10. The musical documents 11. Historical synthesis: 1. Sunrise and forenoon 12. Historical synthesis: 2. High noon and afternoon Epilogue: Greece between Europe and Asia Select bibliography Index

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