The Resource Gregorian chant and the Carolingians, Kenneth Levy

Gregorian chant and the Carolingians, Kenneth Levy

Label
Gregorian chant and the Carolingians
Title
Gregorian chant and the Carolingians
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Levy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A world-renowned scholar of plainchant, Kenneth Levy has spent a portion of his career investigating the nature and ramifications of this repertory's shift from an oral tradition to the written versions dating to the tenth century. In Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians, which represents the culmination of his research, Levy seeks to change long-held perceptions about certain crucial stages of the evolution and dissemination of the old corpus of plainchant--most notably the assumption that such a large and complex repertory could have become and remained fixed for over a century while still an oral tradition. Levy portrays the promulgation of an authoritative body of plainchant during the reign of Charlemagne by clearly differentiating between actual evidence, hypotheses, and received ideas. How many traditions of oral chant existed before the tenth century? Among the variations noted in written chant, can one point to a single version as being older or more authentic than the others? What precursors might there have been to the notational system used in all the surviving manuscripts, where the notational system seems fully formed and mature? In answering questions that have long vexed many scholars of Gregorian chant's early history, Levy offers fresh explanations of such topics as the origin of Latin neumes, the shifting relationships between memory and early notations, and the puzzling differences among the first surviving neume-species from the tenth century, which have until now impeded a critical restoration of the Carolingian musical forms [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Kenneth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3082
LC item number
.L44 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gregorian chants
  • Canto gregoriano
  • Carolingians
  • Chant grégorien, plain-chant, etc.
  • Gregorian chants
  • Gregoriaanse muziek
  • Chant grégorien, plain-chant, etc.
Label
Gregorian chant and the Carolingians, Kenneth Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Gregory to the Ottonians -- A Gregorian processional antiphon -- Toledo, Rome, and the legacy of Gaul -- Carlemagne's archtype of Gregorian chant -- On the origin of neumes -- On Gregorian orality -- Abbot Helisachar's antiphone -- Aurelian's use of neumes -- Plainchant before neumes -- A Carolingian visual model -- Memory, neumes, and square notations
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 271 pages
Isbn
9780691017334
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
97021957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36954646
  • (OCoLC)ocm36954646
Label
Gregorian chant and the Carolingians, Kenneth Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Gregory to the Ottonians -- A Gregorian processional antiphon -- Toledo, Rome, and the legacy of Gaul -- Carlemagne's archtype of Gregorian chant -- On the origin of neumes -- On Gregorian orality -- Abbot Helisachar's antiphone -- Aurelian's use of neumes -- Plainchant before neumes -- A Carolingian visual model -- Memory, neumes, and square notations
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 271 pages
Isbn
9780691017334
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
97021957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36954646
  • (OCoLC)ocm36954646

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