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Kircher and Musica pathetica

Title: Kircher and Musica pathetica: A translation from Musurgia universalis.
Name(s): Tammearu, Peeter, 1956-, author
Mathes, James, 1951-, Professor directing thesis
Spencer, Peter, 1939-, Committee member
Brewer, Charles E. (Charles Everett), Committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
School of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2000
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (v, 108 leaves : music)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The concept of Musica Pathetica figures significantly in the encyclopedic Musurgia universalis published in 1650 by Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680). Kircher, a German Jesuit who spent much of his life in Rome, was a polymathic scholar, following in the tradition of Mersenne, and attempted to form a systematic rationalization of the relationship between the Baroque doctrine of the affections and practical musical composition. Beginning from traditional concepts of numerical proportions and the human temperaments and humors, his exposition of the subject puts a particular emphasis on modal theory and the musical literature of the early seventeenth century. A translation is provided for the Latin text of Book VII (Part Three, Chapters One to Five), along with a transcription of the musical examples.
Identifier: FSU_ML4993T362000 (IID)
Submitted Note: Submitted to the School of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music.
Degree Awarded: Summer 2000.
Date of Defense: June 15, 2000.
Keywords: Musica Pathetica, Musurgia Universalis, Athanasius Kircher
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: James Mathes, Professor Directing Thesis; Peter Spencer, Committee Member; Charles Brewer, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music -- Germany
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Owner Institution: FSU

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