The Christian west and its singers : the first thousand years / Christopher Page

Author(s): Page, Christopher, 1952-
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Subjects: Church music--To 500
Church music--500-1400
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2010
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xxiii, 692 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2009035843
ISBN: 9780300112573 (cl : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0300112572 (cl : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents: A prospect of the sea : the Roman circuit -- The god of the household and his music -- Echoes of Christian music at community meals and elsewhere -- Psaltes and lector : towards a ministry of singing -- Lectors in Rome and elsewhere -- The psalmody of urban house-ascetics -- Deacons as readers and psalmists in the fourth and fifth centuries -- A new political order, and two singers from sixth-century Gaul -- Schooling to silence the layman's voice -- Ministers of music in the sixth-century kingdoms : deacons and cantors -- Schooling singers in the cathedrals : 450-650 -- Schooling singers in Rome -- Steering in distant waters by the Roman lighthouse -- Pippin and his singers I : thrones, dominations, powers -- Pippin and his singers II : music for a Frankish-Roman imperium -- Singers of the ninth century : Metz and the palatine chapel -- Singers, sounds and symbols -- Composing for singers 900-1100 I : scholars in the service of saints -- Composing for singers 900-1100 II : courtliness and other modes -- 'In our time, of all men, singers are the most foolish' : Guido of Arezzo and the invention of the stave -- Bringing singers to book : Rudolf of Sint Truiden and Guido's invention -- Singers and the making of Europe
OCLC Number: 420939523
ISBN/ISSN: 9780300112573