Charles M. Atkinson

in The Critical Nexus

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780195148886
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852185 | DOI:

Series: AMS Studies in Music


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This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine Pseudo-Odo's statement, in his Dialogus de musica (ca. 1000 ad), regarding the effect that the placement of tones and semitones in a chant has on the determination of its mode. An overview of the subsequent chapters is then presented.

Keywords: Pseudo-Odo; Dialogus de musica; tones; semitones; chant; mode

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Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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