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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 handed through its holdings in Greece in simple terms via the multitude of manuscripts present in the monasteries of Mount Athos. despite being this kind of wealthy archive, the nationwide Library hasn't ever released a list of its musical manuscripts - no longer all of that are Byzantine or Greek. it's the function of this catalogue to get well or, in a few cases, 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 exact cataloguing of all 241 Western, historic Greek, and Byzantine song manuscripts. now not all of those are from Athens or smooth Greece, but in addition surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and elements of Western Europe. This kind underlines the significance of for deciding on composers, tune and function perform of other locales. contains a specified 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 vital highlights and its value. there's a significant English record 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 an important musical manuscripts in lifestyles, and stimulate extra curiosity and research of those assets. As such, it's going to fill an immense ga

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