Ecclesiastical modes

Related to Ecclesiastical modes: Church modes
(Mus.) the church modes, or the scales anciently used.

See also: Ecclesiastical

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The system of church modes, sometimes referred to as the ecclesiastical modes, is the common denominator of most scales in Western music.
Two examples include: Heinrich Loritus's (better known as Glareanus) treatise, Dodecachordon (Basel, 1547), a treatise in part that explores a system of ecclesiastical modes, and which in turn, influenced such writers as Gioseffo Zarlino, whose Istitutioni Harmoniche (Venice, 1558) can also be found in Selch's collection (catalog, pp.18-21).
My crux or crossing: to lean into time's fissure to play with and resorb the language of lyric from a time when the poetry of Western Europe first broke free from ecclesiastical modes of praise and epic modes of heroic glory.
The endless debates about tuning systems, the problem of the mathematical basis of music, the question of Greek modes and their relation to ecclesiastical modes, the attempt to revive the fabled effects of Greek music in modern practice, the relation of music to poetics, the conflict between theory and practice, especially with regard to the categorization of consonances: all these subjects and more exercised generations of writers, often to an exceedingly acrimonious degree.
The six appendices cover "The Magnificat-Fugues, the Ecclesiastical Modes, and Modern Tonality," and "Index of Variant Work Titles" referencing variant work titles with the established work titles found in the catalog.