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The Milanese Melodic Dialect and the Question of “Italianate” Style

Rebecca Maloy

in Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315172
eISBN:
9780199776252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter explores the origins of the ornate, stepwise melodic style that is often associated with Italian chant dialects. Comparative study of the Gregorian, Roman, and Milanese melodies also ... More


Origin and Chronology

Rebecca Maloy

in Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315172
eISBN:
9780199776252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter draws a synthesis and conclusions from the evidence presented in previous chapters. The textual and liturgical evidence suggests that a full repertory of offertories had been assimilated ... More


Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Rebecca Maloy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315172
eISBN:
9780199776252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

The offertory has played a crucial role in recent vigorous debates about the origins of Gregorian chant. Its elaborate solo verses are among the most splendid of chant melodies, yet the verses ceased ... More


The Texts of the Offertories

Rebecca Maloy

in Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315172
eISBN:
9780199776252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter explores the origin and chronology of the offertories through examination of their lyrics. Many offertory lyrics depart from the Roman psalter, perhaps suggesting an origin outside Rome. ... More


The Gregorian and Roman Offertories

Rebecca Maloy

in Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315172
eISBN:
9780199776252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter addresses the historical problem of Gregorian and Old Roman chant by means of musical analysis. Comparative study sheds new light on the relationship between the two dialects and the ... More


The Historia of St. Julian of Le Mans by Létald of Micy: Some Comments and Questions about a North French Office of the Early Eleventh Century

David Hiley

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A century ago, Walter Howard Frere, in his seminal work on chant, identified typical melodies and phrases across the Office repertoire. The question remains, however, how one is to deal with the ... More


CANTUS and Tonaries

Lora Matthews and Paul Merkley

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, Western

One of the results of extensive research on Northern European tonaries was a database of this material. This database is similar to CANTUS, the large and growing on-line database for Gregorian chant ... More


Enactment in Music

David Brown

in God and Mystery in Words: Experience through Metaphor and Drama

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231836
eISBN:
9780191716201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231836.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the tradition of liturgical and choral music. It begins by considering the medieval situation and the ideals on which it operated. It then examines the attempt to reform the ... More


The Beginning They Told

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This preface states the book's thesis that American Indians influenced American literature, and delineates the author's methodologies employed to support this claim. To illustrate Of Plimoth ... More


Medieval Improvisation

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses improvisation in medieval music-making. It argues that the etymological roots of the word ‘improvisation’ and that its wide usage in the 19th and 20th centuries could have ... More


On the Structure of Alleluia Melisma: A Western Tendency in Western Chant(?)

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter aims to present a concept of Western music as a standard for the evaluation of all music. It argues that rationality, order, and the unity of integrated form that is the counterpart of ... More


Homer and Gregory: The Transmission of Epic Poetry and Plainchant

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter develops a plausible representation of the way that chants might have been made that would be a way into a critical account of them as sung language. Its objective is genetic criticism — ... More


‘Centonate’ Chant: übles Flickwerk or e pluribus unus?

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that the theory of centonization misrepresents both the practice that it is meant to explain and the criteria of value on which its products would have been judged in its time. It ... More


The Politics of Reception: Tailoring the Present as Fulfilment of a Desired Past

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Much of what has been written thus far reveals that coming to know medieval song has been more a matter of its appropriation to the familiar — placing our distant objects under the control of modern ... More


Prelude: Charting the Divine Office

Lila Collamore

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This Prelude provides an introduction to the daily round of the Divine Office, with an outline of the structure of each service (Matins, Lauds, Vespers, and the little hours), and offers descriptions ... More


Reading an Office Book

László Dobszay

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

If the primary agents of chant history are the communities that performed, preserved, transmitted, enriched, or modified a tradition, the sources must be regarded not only as elements in a textual ... More


The Pentatonic Scale

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter shows how the pentatonic scale develops out of the children's chant, either by transference and superimposition (e.g., a–g–e + d–c–a) or by the addition of a note at either end (a–g–e + ... More


SINGING FOR THE SOULS OF OUR BROTHERS: Musical Beginnings to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter treats the beginnings of musical practice at the scuole grandi. It begins with a discussion of the use of chant, in particular a 1365 collection of mass propers and ordinaries for the ... More


Musical Style and Performance in Mission Life

Craig H. Russell

in From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343274
eISBN:
9780199867745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343274.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

This chapter delves into aspects of music style and performance practice in the California missions, including canto llano (plainchant), canto figurado (accompanied homophony in a steady meter), ... More


Prologue

Charles M. Atkinson

in The Critical Nexus: Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148886
eISBN:
9780199852185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148886.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine Pseudo-Odo's statement, in his Dialogus de musica (ca. 1000 ad), regarding the effect that the placement of tones ... More


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