neume


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neume

(no͞om), in music: see musical notationmusical notation,
symbols used to make a written record of musical sounds.

Two different systems of letters were used to write down the instrumental and the vocal music of ancient Greece. In his five textbooks on music theory Boethius (c.A.D. 470–A.D.
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As an example of the limitations of the present system of transcription, there are six neumes for the interval of the ascending second.
The problems of the theory of neumes are discussed on the basis of extremely rich material of comprehensive samples of manuscripts, some of which are published for the first time in this volume.
4) and Palomares's later contributions to paleography, particularly his continued work with Visigothic neumes (chap.
Most red staff lines and neumes are legible, and the rubrics appear as a lighter shade of gray.
Notae Musicae Artis is particularly welcome, therefore, because it includes 130 black-and-white and color plates (on glossy paper), and shows a great variety of notated manuscripts ranging from eleventh-century Gospel books with neumes to sixteenth-century vocal polyphony, tablatures, and theoretical treatises.
Based on the style of the neumes added to the incipits of some alleluias and the presence of Saint Golumban in the calendar, Tacconi suggests influence from Bobbio.
Nelson examines the sources in exhaustive detail, pursuant to her objectives, and presents narrative analyses and tables of neumes that identify the calligraphic variations and help define relationships among the fragments.