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Harvard Publications in Music 23
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City, Chant, and the Topography of Early Music

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ISBN 9780964031746

Publication Date: 11/11/2013


368 pages

6 x 9 inches

82 line illustrations, 24 halftones, 28 tables

Harvard University Department of Music > Harvard Publications in Music


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  • Preface
  • Part I. First Nights: Early Music in Paris and Rome
    • Quantification in Medieval Paris and How It Changed Western Music [Craig Wright, Yale University]
    • First Nights in Baroque Rome: Stefano Landi’s Sant’ Alessio [Iain Fenlon, King’s College, Cambridge]
    • Berlioz’s First Nights [Peter Bloom, Smith College]
  • Part II. The Musical Traditions and Influence of Benevento
    • Surge, Petre! Sets of Chants for St. Peter in Benevento, Peterborough, and Some Places in Between [David Hiley, Universität Regensburg]
    • The Genealogy According to St. Luke in Beneventan Dalmatia: Does the Scribe Help the Singer? [Katarina Livljanić]
    • Beneventan Music and Gregorian Modality: Evidence of Modal Change in the Melodic Fund of the Old Beneventan Chant [Matthew G. Peattie, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music]
    • Easter Vigil Canticles from Italy [Andreas Pfisterer, Universität Regensburg]
  • Part III. The Persistence of Chant and of “Medieval” Music
    • Echoes from the Periphery: Rask 98, Modal Change, and Oral Transmission in Seventeenth-Century Iceland [Árni Heimir Ingólfsson, Iceland Academy of the Arts]
    • Reproducing the Middle Ages in Seventeenth-Century Iceland [Susan Boynton, Columbia University]
  • Part IV. Origins of Forms and of Ideas
    • Ways of Singing Hexameter in Tenth-Century Europe [Andreas Haug, Institut für Musickforschung, Universität Würzburg]
    • Beyond the Boundaries of Roman-Frankish Chant: Alcuin&rsuo;s de laude Dei and Other Early Medieval Sources of Office Chants [Susan Rankin, University of Cambridge]
  • Part V. French Music in the Middle Ages
    • Un fragment de tropaire aquitain peu connu (ParisBN, nouv. acq. lat. 2444, ff. 5–6) [Marie-Noël Colette, École Pratique des Hautes études, Paris]
    • The Topography of Music Theory in Paris, 900–1450 [Michel Huglo, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; and Barbara Haggh, University of Maryland, College Park; with Leofranc Holford-Strevens, formerly Consultant Scholar-Editor, Oxford University Press]
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index of Manuscripts
  • General Index

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