New PDF release: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Manuscript Collection

By DianeH. Touliatos-Miles

The nationwide Library of Greece (Ethnike Bibliothike tes Ellados) is without doubt one of the richest depositories of Byzantine musical manuscripts and is exceeded by means of its holdings in Greece in basic terms by means of the multitude of manuscripts present in the monasteries of Mount Athos. despite being one of these wealthy archive, the nationwide Library hasn't ever released a listing of its musical manuscripts - now not all of that are Byzantine or Greek. it's the function of this catalogue to get well or, in a few cases, to give for the 1st time the repertory of the musical resources of the library. This venture has been twelve years within the making for Professor Diane Touliatos, concerning the invention and precise cataloguing of all 241 Western, historic Greek, and Byzantine track manuscripts. no longer all of those are from Athens or smooth Greece, but additionally surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and elements of Western Europe. This type underlines the significance of for making a choice on composers, tune and function perform of other locales. contains a specified directory of the contents as written within the unique language in addition to the titles of compositions (and/or incipits) with composers, modal signatures, different attributions and knowledge on functionality perform. each one manuscript access features a remark in English indicating vital highlights and its value. there's a significant English list that summarizes the contents of every manuscript for non-Greek readers. A bibliography follows containing pertinent citations the place the manuscript has been utilized in references. there's additionally a word list that defines phrases for the non-specialist. Examples of a few of the manuscripts can be photographically displayed. will enlighten musicologists and Byzantinists of the wealthy and sundry holdings of a few of crucial musical manuscripts in lifestyles, and stimulate extra curiosity and research of those assets. As such, it's going to fill an incredible ga

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