Language of the Modes: Studies in the History of Polyphonic Modality Frans Wiering

ISBN: 9781306002059

Published: October 19th 2013

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335 pages


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Language of the Modes: Studies in the History of Polyphonic Modality  by  Frans Wiering

Language of the Modes: Studies in the History of Polyphonic Modality by Frans Wiering
October 19th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 335 pages | ISBN: 9781306002059 | 6.51 Mb

The Language of the Modes provides a study of modes in early music through eight essays, each dealing with a different aspects of modality. The volume codifies all known theoretical references to mode, all modally ordered musical sources, and allMoreThe Language of the Modes provides a study of modes in early music through eight essays, each dealing with a different aspects of modality.

The volume codifies all known theoretical references to mode, all modally ordered musical sources, and all modally cyclic compositions. For many music students and listeners, the language of the modes is a deep mystery, accustomed as we are to centuries of modern harmony. Wiering demystifies the modal world, showing how composers and performers were able to use this structure to create compelling and beautiful works. This book will be an invaluable source to scholars of early music and music theory.

in early music through eight essays, each dealing with a different aspects of modality. It codifies all known theoretical references to mode, all modally ordered musical sources, and all modally cyclic compositions. This book will be an invaluable source to scholars of early music.



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