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The Pelican History of Music - Vol 1 Ancient Forms and Polyphony

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Class: Text Book
Composer:
Type: Book/Monograph
Editor: Alec Robertson & Denis Stevens
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Publisher: Peguin Books
Publication date: 1970
Original publication date: 1960
Binding details: Paper bound pp 343
NEEMF Ref: NEEMF/H/34
Notes:
A series of essays on the history of music with 16 monochrome illustrations.

Includes short biographies of contributors.

Gift of Delma Tomlin.
Contents:
List of plates
Preface to Vol 1

I- NON WESTERN MUSIC - Peter Crossley-Holland
Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Egypt
India
China
Japan
Tibet
South - East Asia
Ancient Greece
The Jews
The Arabic World

II- PLAINSONG - Alec Robertson
Introduction: Christian Chant
The Roman Rite: History, Notation,Modes and Rhythm
The Roman Rite: Gregorian Melody
The Roman Rite: At work on the chant
Sarum,Gallican,Mozarabic & Ambrosian rites
Byzantine & Russian Rites

III - ARS ANTIQUA - Denis Stevens
The birth of organized poyphony
Organum
Conductus & Clausula
Development of the motet
Secular monody

IV - ARS NOVA - Gilbert Reaney
Historical and cultural background
Sources of the period
Ars Nova in France
Ars Nova in Italy
Ars Nova in England
Ars Nova in othercountries

Books for further reading
Discography
Index

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