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Richard Stupple COR 103: Music and Culture, 10:30 February 13 th 2008 In an essay, discuss the reading, The Transmission of the Classical Legacy (p 33-35) , and the reading, Music as a Liberal Art (p. 38-40). The two articles “The Transmission of the Classical Legacy” and “Music as a Liberal Art” are reflections on the relationship between music and the other “classical” subjects of the early medieval period. In the first article, the Roman philosopher Boethius outlines what he believes to be the three different types of music, while also exploring overall themes of harmony and balance to which all musical styles can be attributed to. Boethius describes the three different musical styles as music of the universe, music of the human being, and the music found in instruments (Weiss and Taruskin 33). Each division, Boethius argues, fits together with the concept of harmony; for example, the diversity of the four elements (earth, wind, fire, and water)
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