Review of Lionel Pike, Hexachords in Late-Renaissance Music (Aldershot

Ashgate, 1998)

Attempting to appreciate the layers of musical meaning that would be apparent to late-Renaissance expert listeners, Dr. Pike contributes to an interpretation of the repertory of that time that takes into account the meaning of the texts set to music, the circumstances of composition and performance, the musical structure, and the listeners' expectations. However, Dr. Pike's hypothesis of the Guidonian hexachord as a diatonic segment with cognitive implications for late-Renaissance composers and listeners overlooks important aspects of the status of hexachord as described in Renaissance music theory and raises questions about the relationship between hexachord, mode, and counterpoint.

Journal Music Theory Online
Year 1998
Volume 4
Pages np

Mengozz, Stefano (1998) Review of Lionel Pike, Hexachords in Late-Renaissance Music (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998). In: Music Theory Online, Vol. 4, pp. np. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/85382/.

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