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By DianeH. Touliatos-Miles

The nationwide Library of Greece (Ethnike Bibliothike tes Ellados) is likely one of the richest depositories of Byzantine musical manuscripts and is exceeded via its holdings in Greece in basic terms through the multitude of manuscripts present in the monasteries of Mount Athos. even with being this type of wealthy archive, the nationwide Library hasn't ever released a listing of its musical manuscripts - now not all of that are Byzantine or Greek. it's the goal of this catalogue to recuperate or, in a few cases, to give for the 1st time the repertory of the musical resources of the library. This undertaking has been twelve years within the making for Professor Diane Touliatos, regarding the invention and specific cataloguing of all 241 Western, old Greek, and Byzantine track manuscripts. no longer all of those are from Athens or sleek Greece, but in addition surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and components of Western Europe. This type underlines the significance of for deciding on composers, song and function perform of alternative locales. encompasses a distinctive directory of the contents as written within the unique language in addition to the titles of compositions (and/or incipits) with composers, modal signatures, different attributions and knowledge on functionality perform. every one manuscript access features a remark in English indicating vital highlights and its value. there's a considerable English list that summarizes the contents of every manuscript for non-Greek readers. A bibliography follows containing pertinent citations the place the manuscript has been utilized in references. there's additionally a word list that defines phrases for the non-specialist. Examples of a few of the manuscripts should be photographically displayed. will enlighten musicologists and Byzantinists of the wealthy and sundry holdings of a few of crucial musical manuscripts in life, and stimulate extra curiosity and research of those resources. As such, it's going to fill an immense ga

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