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Author Berger, Anna Maria Busse.

Title Medieval music and the art of memory / Anna Maria Busse Berger.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2005]
©2005

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Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-279) and index.
Contents Prologue : the first great dead white male composer -- The construction of the memorial archive -- Tonaries : a tool for memorizing chant -- Basic theory treatises -- The memorization of organum, discant, and counterpoint treatises -- Compositional process in polyphonic music -- Compositional process and transmission of Notre Dame polyphony -- Visualization and the composition of polyphonic music.
Summary Asking such fundamental questions as how singers managed to memorise such an enormous amount of music and how music composed in the mind rather than in writing has affected musical style, this text explores the impact of the art of memory on the composition and transmission of medieval music.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Music -- 500-1400 -- History and criticism.
Music -- 15th century -- History and criticism.
Composition (Music) -- History.
Memory.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
ISBN 9780520930643
0520930649
1423731344
9781423731344
9780520240285
0520240286
1598758039
9781598758030