By M. L. West
Historical Greece was once permeated by means of song, and the literature teems with musical allusions. right here finally is a transparent, entire, and authoritative account that presupposes no certain wisdom of track. issues coated comprise where of track in Greek existence, tools, rhythm, pace, modes and scales, melodic building, shape, historic idea and notation, and old improvement. Thirty surviving examples of Greek tune are provided in glossy transcription with research, and the e-book is totally illustrated. along with being thought of by itself phrases, Greek track is right here additional illuminated via being thought of in ethnological standpoint, and a quick Epilogue units it as a substitute in a border sector among Afro-Asiatic and eu tradition. The ebook can be of worth either to classicists and historians of song.