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By Charles M. Atkinson

The serious Nexus confronts a major and vexing enigma of early writings on tune: why chant, which was once understood to be divinely encouraged, had to be altered that allows you to paintings in the then-operative modal procedure. to solve this secret, Charles Atkinson creates a wide framework that strikes from Greek harmonic idea to some of the phases within the transmission of Roman chant, mentioning various song treatises from the 6th to the 12th century. Out of this exam emerges the significant aspect at the back of the matter: the tone-system endorsed through writers coming from the Greek harmonic culture was once no longer fitted to the notation of chant and that this uncomplicated incompatibility ended in the construction of recent theoretical constructs. by means of tracing the trail of next edition on the nexus of tone-system, mode, and notation, Atkinson offers new and far-reaching insights into what mode intended to the medieval musician and the way the procedure spoke back to its inherent limitations.

Through an in depth exam of the foremost musical treatises from the 6th during the 12th centuries, this article establishes a significant dichotomy among classical harmonic conception and the practices of the Christian church. Atkinson builds the basis for a vast and unique reinterpretation of the modal procedure and the way it pertains to melody, grammar, and notation. This e-book may be of curiosity to all musicologists, tune theorists engaged on mode, early song experts, chant students, and medievalists attracted to music.

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