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With Voice and PenComing to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made$
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Leo Treitler

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199214761

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.001.0001

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On the Structure of Alleluia Melisma: A Western Tendency in Western Chant(?)

On the Structure of Alleluia Melisma: A Western Tendency in Western Chant(?)

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(p.103) CHAPTER 5 On the Structure of Alleluia Melisma: A Western Tendency in Western Chant(?)
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With Voice and Pen
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Leo Treitler

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0005

This chapter aims to present a concept of Western music as a standard for the evaluation of all music. It argues that rationality, order, and the unity of integrated form that is the counterpart of strong central government, become the defining properties of Western music. Any music that lacks these virtues risks being perceived not only as foreign, but as deficient and not worthy of close analysis. It analyzes the alleluia Dies sanctificatus, focusing on the materials, procedures, conventions and constraints, and aims that seem to inform it.

Keywords:   medieval music, chants, melismas, alleluias, Dies sanctificatus

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