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001       91005170 
008    910930s1992    enka     b    00110 eng   
010    91005170 /MN/r942 
019 1  8495601 
019    91005170 
020    0198148976 
020    0198149751|b(pbk.) 
040    |dNMQU 
050  0 ML169|b.W5 1992 
082 00 780/.938|220 
100 1  West, M. L.|q(Martin Litchfield),|d1937- 
245 10 Ancient Greek music /|cM.L. West. 
260    Oxford [England] :|bClarendon Press ;|aNew York :|bOxford 
       University Press,|c1992. 
300    xiii, 409 p. :|bill. ;|c22 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  1. Music in Greek Life -- 2. The Voice -- 3. Stringed 
       Instruments -- 4. Wind and Percussion -- 5. Rhythm and 
       Tempo -- 6. Scales and Modes -- 7. Melody and Form --8. 
       Theory -- 9. Notation and Pitch -- 10. The Musical 
       Documents -- 11. Historical Synthesis: 1. Sunrise and 
       Forenoon -- 12. Historical Synthesis: 2. High Noon and 
       Afternoon -- Epilogue: Greece between Europe and Asia. 
520    Ancient Greece was permeated by music, and the literature 
       teems with musical allusions. For most readers the subject
       has remained a closed book. Here at last is a clear, 
       comprehensive, and authoritative account that presupposes 
       no special knowledge of music. Topics covered include the 
       place of music in Greek life; instruments; rhythm; tempo; 
       modes and scales; melodic construction; form; ancient 
       theory and notation; and historical development. Thirty 
       surviving examples of Greek music are presented in modern 
       transcription with analysis, and the book is fully 
       illustrated with plates and diagrams. Besides being 
       considered on its own terms, Greek music is here further 
       illuminated by being seen in ethnological perspective, and
       a brief Epilogue sets it in its place in a border zone 
       between Afro-Asiatic and European culture. The book will 
       be of value both to classicists and historians of music. 
650  0 Music, Greek and Roman|xHistory and criticism. 
984    2015|cMu 780.938 WEST 
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