Ancient Greek Music

TitoloAncient Greek Music
Publication TypeLibro
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsWest, ML
Number of Pagesxiii + 410 pp. ill.
PublisherClarendon Press
ISBN9780191586859 (hbk); 9780198149750 (pbk)

Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature teems with musical allusions. For most readers the subject has remained a closed book. Here at last is a clear, comprehensive account that presupposes no special knowledge of music. Topics covered include the place of music in Greek life; instruments; rhythm; tempo; modes and scales; melodic construction; form; ancient theory and notation; and historical development. Thirty surviving examples of Greek music are presented in modern transcription with analysis, and the book is fully illustrated. A brief Epilogue sets Greek music in the wider context in a border zone between Afro-Asiatic and European culture. []


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