- Amazon Student members save an additional 10% on Textbooks with promo code TEXTBOOK10. Enter code TEXTBOOK10 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)
Gregorian Chant Hardcover – Jan 18 2010
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
'The clarity of prose and organization are to be emulated and Hiley's welcoming style allows the reader to feel at home with some of the most challenging concepts in musicology... Maintaining the highest standards of both scholarship and writing, it is easy to imagine this book's becoming an indispensable classic for general readers.' --Notes, Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
Designed to guide students through this key topic in music studies, this book examines what Gregorian chant is, where it comes from, and how it took on the form and features which make it instantly recognizable. Containing examples from medieval manuscripts, the book shows how chants are made and notated.See all Product Description
Inside This Book(Learn More)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
One of the scholars was Dr. David Hiley. His picture is in my book on " Medieval Volpaia" standing in the center of a group of 3 scholars.
As a layman, but with a music minor in College, I find this scholarly, well-written, and therefore easy to read. This history enlightens the evolution and variations of the Gregorian chant as it provides information on the various contexts in which this form developed.
The illustrations and the text surrounding them will be welcomed by scholars of this music and for other historians Hiley's music-centered perspective will surely be broadening. For instance, his treatment of Gregory I ( "the Great") separates legend from fact and is woven throughout the book.
But, again, I am a layman. As such I say, " Thank you David Hiley"
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Humour & Entertainment > Music > Biographies
- Books > Humour & Entertainment > Music > History & Criticism
- Books > Religion & Spirituality > Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts > Ritual
- Books > Textbooks > Humanities > Performing Arts > Music
- Books > Textbooks > Humanities > Religious Studies > Christianity