Guy of Saint-Denis: tractatus de tonis

Constant J Mews, Carol J Williams, John N Crossley, Catherine Jeffreys

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The Tractatus de tonis of Guy of Saint-Denis (written ca. 1300-10) differs from other treatises on plainchant in the depth of its analysis of the various tones into which chant was traditionally classified. Guy's treatise presents itself as a synthetic overview of both the theory and practice of plainchant in a way that combines the practical reflection of Guido of Arezzo with ideas of more Aristoteleian inspired theorists such as Johannes de Grocheio and Peter of Auvergne.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKalamazoo MI USA
PublisherMedieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University
Number of pages346
ISBN (Electronic)9781580442558
ISBN (Print)9781580442541, 9781580442992
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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