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Medieval Music and the Art of Memory$
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Anna Maria Busse Berger

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240285

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240285.001.0001

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(p.253) Conclusion
Medieval Music and the Art of Memory

Busse Berger Anna Maria

University of California Press

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the memorization of medieval music. It discusses how the oral and written transmission of music interacts with the art of memory and the effect of mnemotechnics on medieval performers, composers, and the music they produced. This study should allow us to give up the naive picture of a written musical culture replacing an oral one with the more complicated picture of a culture in which orality and literacy interacted in many, often unexpected, ways.

Keywords:   medieval music, memorization, memory, mnemotechnics, literacy, orality

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