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Medieval liturgical chant and patristic exegesis : words and music in the second-mode tracts / Emma Hornby.

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Subject: Catholic Church > Liturgy.
Catholic Church.
Chants > History and criticism.
Lenten music.
Church history > Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Religious thought > Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781846157448
  • ISBN: 1846157447
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 327 pages) : illustrations, music.
  • Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-318) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; A NOTE ON THE MUSICAL TRANSCRIPTIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1. The Origins of the Second-Mode Tract Texts; 2. Psalter Divisions per cola et commata and Textual Grammar in the Structure of the Second-Mode Tracts; 3. The Musical Grammar of the Second-Mode Tracts; 4. Responses to Textual Meaning in the Second-Mode Tract Melodies; 5. Genre and the Second-Mode Tracts; 6. Eripe me and the Frankish Understanding of the Second-Mode Tracts in the Early-Ninth Century.
Summary: How do text and melody relate in western liturgical chant? Is the music simply an abstract vehicle for the text, or does it articulate textual structure and meaning? These questions are addressed here through a case study of the second-mode tracts, length.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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