A History of Western Music

By Donald Jay Grout; Claude V. Palisca | Go to book overview
CONTENTS
MAPS viii
COLOR PLATES ix
PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION xi
ABBREVIATIONS xv
I Musical Life and Thought in Ancient Greece and Rome I
The Greek and Roman Heritage I Timeline: Greece and Rome 2 Music in Ancient Greek Life and Thought 2 The Greek Musical System 8 Greek Music Theory in Depth 8 Music in Ancient Rome 15 The Early Christian Church 17 Byzantine Music in Depth 20 Timeline: The Early Christian Church 22 Bibliography 29
2 Chant and Secular Song in the Middle Ages 31
Roman Chant and Liturgy 31 Classes, Forms, and Types of Chant 38 Later Developments of the Chant 46 Medieval Music Theory and Practice 50 Nonliturgical and Secular Monody 57 Medieval Instrumental Music and Instruments 64 Bibliography 66
3 The Beginnings of Polyphony and the Music of the Thirteenth Century 70
Historical Background of Early Polyphony 70 Early Organum 71 Florid Organum 73 Notre Dame Organum 76 Timeline: Early Polyphony 78 Polyphonic Conductus 84 The Motet 84 Thirteenth-Century Notation in Depth 91 Summary 92 Bibliography 93
4 French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century 96
General Background 96 Timeline: Fourteenth-Century France and Italy 97 The Ars Nova in France 98 Italian Trecento Music 106 French Music of the Late Fourteenth

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