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A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Manuscript Collection by DianeH. Touliatos-Miles PDF

By DianeH. Touliatos-Miles

The nationwide Library of Greece (Ethnike Bibliothike tes Ellados) is among the richest depositories of Byzantine musical manuscripts and is exceeded by way of its holdings in Greece simply by way of 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 - now not all of that are Byzantine or Greek. it's the goal of this catalogue to recuperate or, in a few situations, to offer for the 1st time the repertory of the musical resources of the library. This undertaking has been twelve years within the making for Professor Diane Touliatos, regarding the invention and specified cataloguing of all 241 Western, old Greek, and Byzantine track manuscripts. now not all of those are from Athens or smooth Greece, but additionally surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and components of Western Europe. This kind underlines the significance of for opting for composers, tune and function perform of other locales. encompasses a specific 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. every one manuscript access contains a statement in English indicating very important highlights and its value. there's a major English list 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 should be photographically displayed. will enlighten musicologists and Byzantinists of the wealthy and sundry holdings of a few of an important musical manuscripts in life, and stimulate extra curiosity and research of those resources. As such, it's going to fill an immense ga

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