Ancient Greek Music (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ancient Greek Music This illustrated account of all aspects of the music of ancient Greece includes actual transcriptions of the surviving examples of ancient music, complete with musical analysis, and covers a whole range of topics - from the place of music in Greek life to instruments; scales; and ancient theories of music.
- Published: 14 April 1994
- Format: Paperback 424 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198149750 ISBN 10: 0198149751
- Sales rank: 415,116
Full description for Ancient Greek Music
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 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. A brief Epilogue sets Greek music in the wider context in a border zone between Afro-Asiatic and European culture.