A History of Byzantine Music and Hymnography

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CONTENTS
ABBREVIATIONSxiv

INTRODUCTION. A SURVEY OF STUDIES IN BYZANTINE MUSIC AND HYMNOGRAPHY
I. BYZANTINE MUSIC1
II. EARLY WORK ON BYZANTINE MUSIC AND HYMNOGRAPHY2
III. J.-B. PITRA AND W. CHRIST5
IV. LATER STUDIES IN BYZANTINE HYMNOGRAPHY7
V. LATER STUDIES IN BYZANTINE MUSIC11
VI. THE DECIPHERING OF THE MUSIC15
VII. THE PRESENT STATE OF STUDIES IN BYZANTINE CHANT23

I. THE ORIGINS OF BYZANTINE MUSIC
I. THE ORIENTAL HYPOTHESIS29
II. THE COMPOSITE CHARACTER OF BYZANTINE CIVILIZATION31
III. THE VOCAL CHARACTER OF BYZANTINE MUSIC32
IV. THE LEGACY OF THE SYNAGOGUE35
(a) Psalmody35
(b) Hymns40
(c) Spiritual songs41
V. CONCLUSION41

II. THE SURVIVAL OF GREEK MUSICAL THEORY
I. THE PRINCIPLES OF GREEK MUSICAL THEORY46
II. THE DOCTRINE OF 'ETHOS' IN GREEK MUSICAL THEORY52
III. NEOPLATONIC INFLUENCES ON MUSICAL THEORY55
IV. THE BYZANTINE CONCEPTION OF MUSIC60
V. MUSIC IN TREATISES OF GREEK GNOSTICS AND ALCHEMISTS64
(a) Gnostic Formulae of Incantation64
(b) Greek Alchemists on Music72

III. THE PAGAN BACKGROUND
I. ABSENCE OF MUSICAL DOCUMENTS78
II. THE ATTITUDE OF THE CHURCH TO MUSIC IN SYSTEM LIFE79
III. ECCLESIASTICAL EDICTS AGAINST PAGAN MUSIC83
IV. THE THEATRE85
V. THE PANTOMIME87
VI. PAGAN FEASTS89
(a) Olympic Games89
(b) Maïoumas90
(c) The Calendae90
VII. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC91
VIII. MUSICA PERNICIOSA AND THE CHRISTIAN IDEAL94

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