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The Resource Western plainchant : a handbook, David Hiley

Western plainchant : a handbook, David Hiley

Label
Western plainchant : a handbook
Title
Western plainchant
Title remainder
a handbook
Statement of responsibility
David Hiley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Plainchant is the oldest substantial body of music that has been preserved in any shape or form. It was first written down in Western Europe in the eighth to ninth centuries. Many thousands of chants have been sung at different times or places in a multitude of forms and styles, responding to the differing needs of the church through the ages. This book provides an introduction, designed both for those to whom the subject is new and those who require a reference work for advanced study. It begins with an explanation of the liturgies that plainchant was designed to serve. It describes all the chief genres of chant, different types of liturgical book, and plainchant notations. After an exposition of early medieval theoretical writing on plainchant, Hiley provides a historical survey that traces the constantly changing nature of the repertory. He also discusses important musicians and centers of composition. Copiously illustrated with over 200 musical examples, this book highlights the diversity of practice and richness of the chant repertory in the Middle Ages. --From publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Hiley, David
Dewey number
782.32/22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3082
LC item number
.H54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gregorian chants
  • Gregoriaanse muziek
  • Kerkzang
Label
Western plainchant : a handbook, David Hiley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [xxxiii]-xcvii) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Plainchant in the Liturgy -- II. Chant Genres -- III. Liturgical Books and Plainchant Sources -- IV. Notation -- V. Plainchant and Early Music Theory -- VI. Plainchant up to the Eighth Century -- VII. The Carolingian Century -- VIII. Gregorian Chant and Other Chant Repertories -- IX. Persons and Places -- X. Reformations of Gregorian Chant -- XI. The Restoration of Medieval Chant
Control code
25707447
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xcvii, 661 pages
Isbn
9780198165729
Lccn
92013020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
System control number
(WaOLN)1504162
Label
Western plainchant : a handbook, David Hiley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [xxxiii]-xcvii) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Plainchant in the Liturgy -- II. Chant Genres -- III. Liturgical Books and Plainchant Sources -- IV. Notation -- V. Plainchant and Early Music Theory -- VI. Plainchant up to the Eighth Century -- VII. The Carolingian Century -- VIII. Gregorian Chant and Other Chant Repertories -- IX. Persons and Places -- X. Reformations of Gregorian Chant -- XI. The Restoration of Medieval Chant
Control code
25707447
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xcvii, 661 pages
Isbn
9780198165729
Lccn
92013020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
System control number
(WaOLN)1504162

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