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The Christian west and its singers : the first thousand years, Christopher Page

Label
The Christian west and its singers : the first thousand years
Title
The Christian west and its singers
Title remainder
the first thousand years
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Page
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning in the time of the New Testament, when Christians began to develop an art of ritual singing with an African and Asian background, Christopher Page traces the history of music in Europe through the development of Gregorian chant--a music that has profoundly influenced the way Westerners hear--to the invention of the musical staff, regarded as the fundamental technology of Western music. Page places the history of the singers who performed this music against the social, political and economic life of a Western Europe slowly being remade after the collapse of Roman power. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Page, Christopher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML2902
LC item number
.P34 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church music
  • Church music
  • Kirchenmusik
Label
The Christian west and its singers : the first thousand years, Christopher Page
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [582]-646) and indexes
Contents
A prospect of the sea : the Roman circuit -- The god of the household and his music -- Echoes of Christian music at community meals and elsewhere -- Psaltes and lector : towards a ministry of singing -- Lectors in Rome and elsewhere -- The psalmody of urban house-ascetics -- Deacons as readers and psalmists in the fourth and fifth centuries -- A new political order, and two singers from sixth-century Gaul -- Schooling to silence the layman's voice -- Ministers of music in the sixth-century kingdoms : deacons and cantors -- Schooling singers in the cathedrals : 450-650 -- Schooling singers in Rome -- Steering in distant waters by the Roman lighthouse -- Pippin and his singers I : thrones, dominations, powers -- Pippin and his singers II : music for a Frankish-Roman imperium -- Singers of the ninth century : Metz and the palatine chapel -- Singers, sounds and symbols -- Composing for singers 900-1100 I : scholars in the service of saints -- Composing for singers 900-1100 II : courtliness and other modes -- 'In our time, of all men, singers are the most foolish' : Guido of Arezzo and the invention of the stave -- Bringing singers to book : Rudolf of Sint Truiden and Guido's invention -- Singers and the making of Europe
Control code
420939523
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 692 p.
Isbn
9780300112573
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035843
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), music
System control number
(OCoLC)420939523
Label
The Christian west and its singers : the first thousand years, Christopher Page
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [582]-646) and indexes
Contents
A prospect of the sea : the Roman circuit -- The god of the household and his music -- Echoes of Christian music at community meals and elsewhere -- Psaltes and lector : towards a ministry of singing -- Lectors in Rome and elsewhere -- The psalmody of urban house-ascetics -- Deacons as readers and psalmists in the fourth and fifth centuries -- A new political order, and two singers from sixth-century Gaul -- Schooling to silence the layman's voice -- Ministers of music in the sixth-century kingdoms : deacons and cantors -- Schooling singers in the cathedrals : 450-650 -- Schooling singers in Rome -- Steering in distant waters by the Roman lighthouse -- Pippin and his singers I : thrones, dominations, powers -- Pippin and his singers II : music for a Frankish-Roman imperium -- Singers of the ninth century : Metz and the palatine chapel -- Singers, sounds and symbols -- Composing for singers 900-1100 I : scholars in the service of saints -- Composing for singers 900-1100 II : courtliness and other modes -- 'In our time, of all men, singers are the most foolish' : Guido of Arezzo and the invention of the stave -- Bringing singers to book : Rudolf of Sint Truiden and Guido's invention -- Singers and the making of Europe
Control code
420939523
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 692 p.
Isbn
9780300112573
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035843
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), music
System control number
(OCoLC)420939523

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