Re-Envisioning Past Musical Cultures: Ethnomusicology in the Study of Gregorian Chant

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Studying Gregorian chant presents many problems to the researcher because its most important stages of development were not recorded in writing. From the sixth to the tenth century, this form of music existed only in song as medieval musicians relied on their memories and voices to pass each verse from one generation to the next. Peter Jeffery offers an innovative new approach for understanding how these melodies were created, memorized, performed, and modified. Drawing on a variety of disciplines, including anthropology ...

Re-Envisioning Past Musical Cultures: Ethnomusicology in the Study of Gregorian Chant 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226395807

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