9780415248433

Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415248433

  • ISBN10:

    0415248434

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2001-01-26
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Music in Ancient Greece and Romeis a comprehensive introduction to the study of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Trajan. John G. Landels offers the first scholarly overview of the practical and performance elements of music, rather than the moral and aesthetic discussion typified by the works of Plato. Illustrated with transcriptions of surviving musical scores, diagrams and line-drawings of instruments and performers, the book explores the contexts in which music played a role, such as mythology and poetry. Detailed discussion is also given to the instruments, including the aulos, the kithara and the lyre, as well as the ingenious notation system devised by the Greeks which enables us to read the few surviving scores.

Table of Contents

List of figures
vi
Preface ix
Music in Greek life, poetry and drama
1(23)
The aulos
24(23)
Kithara and lyre
47(22)
Other instruments
69(17)
Scales, intervals and tuning
86(24)
Music, words and rhythm
110(20)
Music and acoustical science
130(18)
Music and myth
148(15)
The years between - Alexandria and southern Italy
163(9)
The Roman musical experience
172(34)
Notation and pitch
206(12)
Some surviving scores
218(46)
Appendix 1 Technical analysis of Greek intervals 264(3)
Appendix 2 The construction of the water-organ (hydraulis) 267(4)
Appendix 3 The Brauron aulos 271(5)
Notes and suggested reading 276(16)
Index 292

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