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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 via its holdings in Greece simply by way of the multitude of manuscripts present in the monasteries of Mount Athos. regardless of being one of these 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 function of this catalogue to recuperate or, in a few circumstances, to provide for the 1st time the repertory of the musical assets of the library. This venture has been twelve years within the making for Professor Diane Touliatos, regarding the invention and special cataloguing of all 241 Western, old Greek, and Byzantine song manuscripts. no longer all of those are from Athens or glossy Greece, but additionally surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and elements of Western Europe. This type underlines the significance of for deciding upon composers, track and function perform of other locales. features a targeted 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 data on functionality perform. each one manuscript access incorporates a observation in English indicating vital highlights and its value. there's a noticeable 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 could 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 a tremendous ga

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