Towards Tonality

Aspects of Baroque Music Theory

Thomas Christensen, Penelope Gouk, Gerard Geay, Susan McClary, Markus Jans, Joel Lester, and Marc Vanscheewijck

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This is a collection of essays based on lectures presented at the International Orpheus Academy for Music and Theory on "Historical Theory, Performance, and Meaning in Baroque Music". The often complex connections and intersections between, e.g., modal and tonal idioms, contrapuntal and harmonic organisation, were considered from various perspectives as to the transition (towards tonality) from the Renaissance to the Baroque era.

Thomas Christensen
Genres of Music Theory, 1650-1750

Penelope Gouk
Science and Music, or the Science of Music: Some Little-known Examples of "Music Theory" between 1650 and 1750

Gérard Geay
L'édition de la polyphonie française du 17e siècle

Susan McClary
Towards a History of Harmonic Tonality

Markus Jans
Towards a History of the Origin and Development of the Rule of the Octave

Joel Lester
Thoroughbass as a Path to Composition in the Early Eighteenth Century

Marc Vanscheeuwijck
Giovanni Paolo Colonna and Petronio Franceschini: Building Acoustics and Compositional Style in Late Seventeenth-Century Bologna


Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 240 × 150 × 10 mm

205 pages

ISBN: 9789058675873

Publication: April 01, 2007

Series: Geschriften van het Orpheus Instituut/Collected Writings of the Orpheus Institute 6

Languages: English

Stock item number: 47480

Thomas Christensen is Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago.