Between Modes and Keys: German Theory, 1592-1802

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Pendragon Press, 1989 - Music - 240 pages
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This study of music theory examines in detail the persistence of modal thinking in German-speaking areas, which coexisted with major-minor principles, and its impact on German music from the Baroque through the High Classical period.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Legacy of the Sixteenth Century
1
Chapter 2 German Theorists Before Lippius
21
Chapter 3 Johannes Lippius
37
Chapter 4 The MidSeventeenth Century
47
Chapter 5 Toward TwentyFour Keys
77
Chapter 6 TwentyFour Keys
97
Chapter 7 Matthesons Aftermath
119
Chapter 8 The Persistence of Modal Theory
133
Chapter 9 Epilogue
149
Appendix 2 Matthesons Tuning System
179
Index
235
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