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Medieval music and the art of memory

Author: Anna Maria Busse Berger
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
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Asking such fundamental questions as how singers managed to memorise such an enormous amount of music and how music composed in the mind rather than in writing has affected musical style, this text explores the impact of the art of memory on the composition and transmission of medieval music.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Berger, Anna Maria Busse.
Medieval music and the art of memory.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004016542
(OCoLC)55981645
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Maria Busse Berger
ISBN: 9780520930643 0520930649 1423731344 9781423731344 9780520240285 0520240286 1598758039 9781598758030
OCLC Number: 62196185
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue : the first great dead white male composer --
The construction of the memorial archive --
Tonaries : a tool for memorizing chant --
Basic theory treatises --
The memorization of organum, discant, and counterpoint treatises --
Compositional process in polyphonic music --
Compositional process and transmission of Notre Dame polyphony --
Visualization and the composition of polyphonic music.
Responsibility: Anna Maria Busse Berger.
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Asking such fundamental questions as how singers managed to memorise such an enormous amount of music and how music composed in the mind rather than in writing has affected musical style, this text explores the impact of the art of memory on the composition and transmission of medieval music.

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