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Title Towards tonality : aspects of Baroque music theory / Thomas Christensen ... [et al. ; edited by Peter Dejans]
Published Leuven Leuven University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (204 pages) : illustrations, music
Series Collected writings of the Orpheus Institute ; 6
Collected writings of the Orpheus Institute ; #6
Contents Genres of music theory, 1650-1750 / Thomas Christensen -- Science and music, or the science of music : some little-known examples of "music theory" between 1650 and 1750 / Penelope Gouk -- L'édition de la polyphonie française du 17e siè̀cle / Gérard Geay -- Towards a history of harmonic tonality / Susan McClary -- Towards a history of the origin and development of the rule of the octave / Markus Jans -- Thoroughbass as a path to composition in the early eighteenth century / Joel Lester -- Giovanni Paolo Colonna and Petronio Franceschini : building acoustics and compositional style in late seventeenth-century Bologna / Marc Vanscheeuwijck
Summary This is a collection of essays based on lectures presented at the International Orpheus Academy for Music and Theory on ""Historical Theory, Performance, and Meaning in Baroque Music"". The often complex connections and intersections between, e.g., modal and tonal idioms, contrapuntal and harmonic organisation, were considered from various perspectives as to the transition (towards tonality) from the Renaissance to the Baroque era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Harmony.
Music theory -- History -- 17th century.
Music theory -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Christensen, Thomas Street.
Dejans, Peter, 1964-
ISBN 9058675874