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Ancient Greek music theory

Thomas J. Mathiesen

Ancient Greek music theory

a catalogue raisonné of manuscripts

by Thomas J. Mathiesen

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Published by G. Henle Verlag in München .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Music theory -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs,
  • Music, Greek and Roman -- History and criticism -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs,
  • Music theory -- Early works to 1800 -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    English and ancient Greek, introductory matter in English, French, and German.

    Statementby Thomas J. Mathiesen.
    GenreCatalogs., Bibliography.
    SeriesInternational inventory of musical sources. B =, Répertoire international des sources musicales. B. ;, XI, International inventory of musical sources., XI.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML113 .I6 vol. BXI, ML128.T5 .I6 vol. BXI
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxc, 828 p. ;
    Number of Pages828
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2235778M
    ISBN 103873280523
    LC Control Number89105270


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By Thomas J. Mathiesen. (Publications of the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, 2.) Lincoln, Nebr.: University of Nebraska Press Author: Douglas Leedy. Greek music theory is derived from Pythagoras s concept of the numerical nature of consonances.

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Greek Esoteric Music Theory Charts John Opsopaus ©; A collection of annotated and cross-linked charts to aid the use of Ancient Greek Music for esoteric purposes. Introduction. The Greater and Lesser Perfect Systems.

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