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Author Floros, Constantin, author.

Uniform Title Universale Neumenkunde. English
Title The origins of western notation / Constantin Floros ; revised and translated by Neil Moran ; with a report on The reception of the Universale Neumenkunde, 1970-2010.

Publication Info. New York : Peter Lang, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 405 pages) : illustrations, music
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-395) and index.
Note "Translated and revised from volume 2 of the Universale Neumenkunde (Kassel 1970)"--Title page verso.
Contents The relationship between Byzantine and Latin neumes -- Classification of the Latin neumes -- The neumae simplices and the tonoi haploi -- The neumae compositae and the tonoi synthetoi -- Byzantine parallels to the Latin ornamental neumes -- The notae semivocales and the hemiphona -- The Litterae significativae and the Byzantine grammata -- The names of the Latin neumes -- Latin nuemes and Ekphonetic notation -- The origin of Latin chant notation -- The Byzantine origin of the Latin Dodekaechos -- Notker's Ellinici fratres -- St. Gall : centre for the cultivation of an artistically nuanced ornamented chant tradition -- Identical and corresponding Latin, Byzantine and Slavic neumes, figures and formulas -- History of the reception of the Universale Neumenkunde, 1970-2010 -- Forty Years after Constantin Floros' Universale Neumenkunde, some insights / Luca Ricossa.
Summary Modern music notation developed out of the so-called square notation and this out of the Latin neumes. The question of where these neumes came from has long been the subject of scholarly debate. As the author demonstrated in his three-volume Universale Neumenkunde published in German in 1970, there is a very close relationship between the Paleo-Byzantine notation and the Latin neumes. Although the study aroused a great deal of dispute, more recent studies have revealed that the relevance of the Neumenkunde remains essentially unchallenged after 40 years. Those path-breaking research results on the relationship of the Greek and Latin notational systems are now available for the first time in a completely revised and augmented English translation.
Note Print resource; title from PDF title page (viewed April 28, 2017).
Subject Neumes.
Musical notation.
MUSIC -- General.
MUSIC -- History & Criticism.
Musical notation. (OCoLC)fst01030779
Neumes. (OCoLC)fst01036242
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Moran, Neil K., translator.
Other Form: Print version: Floros, Constantin. Universale Neumenkunde. English. Origins of western notation. New York : Peter Lang, 2011 9783631615591 (DLC) 2011007080 (OCoLC)704121008
ISBN 9783631723951 (electronic bk.)
3631723954 (electronic bk.)
9783631723968 (electronic bk.)
3631723962 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9783631723951
10.3726/b11178 doi
AU@ 000065197365

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