The study of medieval chant : paths and bridges, east and west : in honor of Kenneth Levy

edited by Peter Jeffery

Gregorian chant was the dominant liturgical music of the medieval period, from the time it was adopted by Charlemagne's court in the eighth century; but for centuries afterwards it competed with other musical traditions, local repertories from the great centres of Rome, Milan, Ravenna, Benevento, Toledo, Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Kievan Rus, and comparative study of these chant traditions can tell us much about music, liturgy, literacy and culture a thousand years ago. This is the first book-length work to look at the issues in a global, comprehensive way, in the manner of the work of Kenneth Levy, the leading exponent of comparative chant studies. It covers the four most fruitful approaches for investigators: the creation and transmission of chant texts, based on the psalms and other sources, and their assemblage into liturgical books; the analysis and comparison of musical modes and scales; the uses of neumatic notation for writing down melodies, and the differences wrought by developmental changes and notational reforms over the centuries; and the use of case studies, in which the many variations in a specific text or melody are traced over time and geographical distance. The book is therefore of profound importance for historians of medieval music or religion - Western, Byzantine, or Slavonic - and for anyone interested in issues of orality and writing in the transmission of culture. Peter Jeffery is Professor of Music History, Princeton University. Contributors are: James W. Mckinnon, Margot Fassler, Michel Huglo, Nicolas Schidlovsky, Keith Falconer, Peter Jeffery, David G. Hughes, Sysse Gudrun Engberg, Charles M. Atkinson, Milos Velimirovic, Jorgen Raasted, Ruth Steiner, Dimitrije Stefanovic, and Alejandro Planchart.

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  • Part 1 Emerging and converging textual traditions: liturgical psalmody in the sermons of St Augustine - an introduction, James W. McKinnon
  • the first Marian feast in Constantinople and Jerusalem - chant texts, readings, and homiletic literature, Margot Fassler
  • the cantatorium - from Charlemagne to the 14th century, Michel Huglo
  • a new folio for MS Chilandari 307, with some observations on the contents of the Slavic Lenten Sticherarion and Pentekostarion, Nicolas Schidlovskt. Part 2 Mode and melos: the modes before the modes - antiphon and differentia in western chant, Keith Falconer
  • the earliest oktoechoi - the role of Jerusalem and Palestine in the beginnings of modal ordering, Peter Jeffery
  • Guido's "Tritus" - an aspect of chant style, David G. Hughes. Part 3 Turning points in the history of the neumatic notations: early ekphonetic notation in the manuscripts Scheide 2 at Princeton University, Sysse Gudrun Engberg
  • the other "modus" - on the theory and practice of intervals in the 11th and 12th centuries, Charles M. Atkinson
  • Russian musical azbuki - a turning point in the history of Slavonic chant, Milos Velimirovic. Part 4 Case studies in melodic transmission: Kontakion melodies in oral and written tradition, Jorgen Raasted
  • on the verses of the offertory "Elegerunt", Ruth Steiner
  • the trisagion in some Byzantine and Slavonic stichera, Dimitrije Stefanovic
  • proses in the sources of Roman chant, and their alleluias, Alejandro Planchart. Indexes: of manuscripts
  • of chant incipits
  • general.

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書名 The study of medieval chant : paths and bridges, east and west : in honor of Kenneth Levy
著作者等 Jeffery, Peter
Levy, Kenneth
出版元 Boydell
刊行年月 2001
ページ数 xxix, 369 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 0851158005
NCID BA53217106
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国