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Published: 19 December 2008

320 Pages | 20 halftones, 25 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195148886

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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 to form the foundation for Western music itself.
  • 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.

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