A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Manuscript Collection by DianeH. Touliatos-Miles

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 purely by way of the multitude of manuscripts present in the monasteries of Mount Athos. despite being this sort 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 circumstances, to offer 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 specific cataloguing of all 241 Western, historic Greek, and Byzantine track manuscripts. now not all of those are from Athens or glossy Greece, but additionally surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and components of Western Europe. This style underlines the significance of for opting for composers, track and function perform of other locales. contains a specific 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. every one manuscript access contains a remark in English indicating very important highlights and its value. there's a great 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 thesaurus that defines phrases for the non-specialist. Examples of a few of the manuscripts might be photographically displayed. will enlighten musicologists and Byzantinists of the wealthy and sundry holdings of a few of crucial musical manuscripts in lifestyles, and stimulate extra curiosity and research of those resources. As such, it is going to fill an important ga

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