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By DianeH. Touliatos-Miles

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ISBN-13: 9780754651680

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 merely through the multitude of manuscripts present in the monasteries of Mount Athos. inspite of being this sort of wealthy archive, the nationwide Library hasn't ever released a listing of its musical manuscripts - no longer all of that are Byzantine or Greek. it's the objective of this catalogue to recuperate or, in a few cases, to provide for the 1st time the repertory of the musical assets of the library. This undertaking has been twelve years within the making for Professor Diane Touliatos, related to the invention and distinctive cataloguing of all 241 Western, historic Greek, and Byzantine tune manuscripts. no longer all of those are from Athens or sleek Greece, but in addition surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and elements of Western Europe. This type underlines the significance of for selecting composers, track and function perform of other locales. incorporates a particular 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 data on functionality perform. each one manuscript access encompasses a remark in English indicating very important highlights and its value. there's a major English record 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 might 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 resources. As such, it is going to fill a massive ga

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