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Published: 07 January 2016

322 Pages | 20 halftones; 25 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780190273996

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The Critical Nexus

Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music

Charles M. Atkinson

AMS Studies in Music

  • The first book to explain how the building blocks of music theory interacted with each other during the course of the early Middle Ages
  • Detailed examinations of the major musical treatises from the sixth through twelfth centuries
  • Fully illustrated with musical notation forms from ancient Greece to medieval Europe
  • Winner of the Otto Kinkeldey Award and the Charles Homer Haskins Medal