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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 via its holdings in Greece in basic terms by means of the multitude of manuscripts present in the monasteries of Mount Athos. inspite of being any such wealthy archive, the nationwide Library hasn't ever released a list of its musical manuscripts - now not all of that are Byzantine or Greek. it's the objective of this catalogue to get better or, in a few cases, to provide for the 1st time the repertory of the musical resources of the library. This undertaking has been twelve years within the making for Professor Diane Touliatos, concerning the invention and targeted cataloguing of all 241 Western, old Greek, and Byzantine tune manuscripts. now not all of those are from Athens or sleek Greece, but additionally surround Turkey, the Balkans, Italy, Cyprus, and elements of Western Europe. This kind underlines the significance of for deciding on composers, track and function perform of other locales. incorporates 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 statement in English indicating very important highlights and its importance. there's a major 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 word list that defines phrases for the non-specialist. Examples of a few of the manuscripts should be photographically displayed. will enlighten musicologists and Byzantinists of the wealthy and sundry holdings of a few of an important musical manuscripts in life, and stimulate extra curiosity and research of those resources. As such, it's going to fill an immense ga

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