Download PDF by DianeH. Touliatos-Miles: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Manuscript Collection

By DianeH. Touliatos-Miles

ISBN-10: 0754651681

ISBN-13: 9780754651680

The nationwide Library of Greece (Ethnike Bibliothike tes Ellados) is likely one of the richest depositories of Byzantine musical manuscripts and is exceeded by means of its holdings in Greece basically through the multitude of manuscripts present in the monasteries of Mount Athos. inspite of being this type of wealthy archive, the nationwide Library hasn't ever released a list of its musical manuscripts - now not all of that are Byzantine or Greek. it's the function of this catalogue to get well or, in a few circumstances, to offer for the 1st time the repertory of the musical assets of the library. This undertaking has been twelve years within the making for Professor Diane Touliatos, concerning the invention and specified cataloguing of all 241 Western, old Greek, and Byzantine tune manuscripts. no longer all of those are from Athens or sleek Greece, but additionally surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and elements of Western Europe. This sort underlines the significance of for opting for composers, track and function perform of other locales. features a precise directory of the contents as written within the unique language in addition to the titles of compositions (and/or incipits) with composers, modal signatures, different attributions and knowledge on functionality perform. each one manuscript access features a observation in English indicating very important highlights and its value. there's a noticeable English record that summarizes the contents of every manuscript for non-Greek readers. A bibliography follows containing pertinent citations the place the manuscript has been utilized in references. there's additionally a word list that defines phrases for the non-specialist. Examples of a few of the manuscripts can be photographically displayed. will enlighten musicologists and Byzantinists of the wealthy and sundry holdings of a few of crucial musical manuscripts in lifestyles, and stimulate extra curiosity and research of those assets. As such, it's going to fill a big ga

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