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By DianeH. Touliatos-Miles

The nationwide Library of Greece (Ethnike Bibliothike tes Ellados) is without doubt one of the richest depositories of Byzantine musical manuscripts and is exceeded through its holdings in Greece merely by way of the multitude of manuscripts present in the monasteries of Mount Athos. inspite of being this type of wealthy archive, the nationwide Library hasn't ever released a listing of its musical manuscripts - no longer all of that are Byzantine or Greek. it's the goal of this catalogue to recuperate or, in a few cases, to offer 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, related to the invention and specified cataloguing of all 241 Western, historical Greek, and Byzantine track manuscripts. no longer all of those are from Athens or glossy Greece, but additionally surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and components of Western Europe. This type underlines the significance of for making a choice on composers, song and function perform of alternative locales. encompasses a particular 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. each one manuscript access features a observation in English indicating very important highlights and its value. there's a major 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 may 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 assets. As such, it is going to fill a tremendous ga

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