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Author Wellesz, Egon, 1885-1974.

Title A history of Byzantine music and hymnography / Egon Wellesz
Edition 2nd edition revised and enlarged
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1961


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 461 pages) : plates, music
Contents Abbreviations -- INTRODUCTION. A SURVEY OF STUDIES IN BYZANTINE MUSIC AND HYMNOGRAPHY -- I. Byzantine music -- II. Early work on Byzantine music and hymnography -- III. J.-B. Pitra and W. Christ -- IV. Later studies in Byzantine hymnography -- V. Later studies in Byzantine music -- VI. The deciphering of the music -- VII. The present state of studies in Byzantine chant -- I. THE ORIGINS OF BYZANTINE MUSIC -- I. The oriental hypothesis -- II. The composite character of Byzantine civilization -- III. The vocal character of Byzantine music -- IV. The legacy of the synagogue [a. Psalmody -- b. Hymns -- c. Spiritual songs] -- V. Conclusion -- II. THE SURVIVAL OF GREEK MUSICAL THEORY -- I. The principles of Greek musical theory -- II. The doctrine of 'ethos' in Greek musical theory -- III. Neoplatonic influences on musical theory -- IV. The Byzantine conception of music -- V. Music in treatises of Greek gnostics and alchemists [a. Gnostic formulae of incantation -- b. Greek alchemists on music] -- III. THE PAGAN BACKGROUND -- I. Absence of musical documents -- II. The attitude of the church to music in public life -- III. Ecclesiastical edicts against pagan music -- IV. The theatre -- V. The pantomime -- VI. Pagan feasts [a. Olympic games -- b. Maioumas -- c. The Calendae] -- VI. Instrumental music -- VIII. Musica perniciosa and the Christian ideal -- IV. MUSIC IN CEREMONIES -- I. Origin and development of the acclamations -- II. The performance of music in the ceremonies -- III. The organ -- IV. Use of the acclamations -- V. Function of the acclamations -- VI. The music of the acclamations -- V. BYZANTINE LITURGY -- I. The liturgies of St. Basil and of St. Chrysostom and the liturgy of the presanctified -- II. The community and the service -- III. The office -- IV. The liturgical books -- VI. EARLY CHRISTIAN HYMNS -- I. The pagan and Jewish background -- II. Synesius -- III. The Christian hymn with music -- VII. ORTHODOX THEOLOGY AND BYZANTINE HYMNOGRAPHY -- I. The character of Byzantine hymns -- II. The Orthodox church -- VIII. THE POETICAL FORMS: (I) TROPARION AND KONTAKION -- I. Troparion -- II. Kontakion -- IX. THE POETICAL FORMS: (II) KANON -- I. Origin and development -- II. The structure of the Kanon [a. The Resurrection Kanon -- b. Canticle and Ode] -- III. The later development of hymn-writing -- IV. Minor Byzantine hymnography -- X. BYZANTINE MUSICAL NOTATION I -- I. The two systems: ecphonetic signs and neumes -- II. Ecphonetic notation -- XI. BYZANTINE MUSICAL NOTATION II: THE NEUMES -- I. The three phases of neumatic notation -- II. Early Byzantine notation -- III. The system of middle and late Byzantine neumatic notation -- IV. The interval signs -- V. The 'Great Hypostases' -- VI. The modes -- VII. The intonation formulae -- VIII. The modulation signs -- XII. THE TRANSCRIPTION OF BYZANTINE MELODIES -- XIII. THE STRUCTURE OF BYZANTINE MELODIES -- I. Hirmi and Stichera -- II. Melismatic chant -- III. Psalmody -- XIV. WORDS AND MUSIC -- EXCURSUSES -- APPENDIX I. HYMNS FROM THE HIRMOLOGION -- APPENDIX II. HYMNS FROM THE STICHERARION -- APPENDIX III. MELISMATIC CHANT -- APPENDIX IV. TABLE OF INTONATION FORMULAE AND INCIPITS OF APPENDED STICHERA -- APPENDIX V. TABLES OF FORMULAE OF HIRMI IN THE FIRST MODE -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- LIST OF HYMNOGRAPHERS FROM THE FIFTH TO THE FIFTEENTH CENTURIES -- LIST OF HYMNS. TROPARIA, HIRMI, KONTAKIA -- CHRONOLOGICAL SURVEY -- INDEX
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Music, Byzantine.
Music, Greek and Roman.
Hymns, Greek.
Church music -- Orthodox Eastern Church.
music (discipline)
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Theory.
Church music -- Orthodox Eastern Church
Hymns, Greek
Music, Byzantine
Music, Greek and Roman
Byzantijnse kerk.
Byzantinisches Reich
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Music, Greek and Roman.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585303436