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Gaudentius - Writer on music

Thomas J. Mathiesen

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(fl 3rd–4th century CE). Writer on music. He was the author of a Harmonic Introduction (Harmonikē eisagōgē), an eclectic mixture of Aristoxenian and Pythagorean theory, together with a treatment of notation. The statesman and writer Cassiodorus knew his treatise in a Latin translation credited to Mutianus (otherwise unknown). He cites Gaudentius both at the very beginning of the section on music (Institutiones, ii.5) and at the end, where

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Subjects: Music

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