An excellent introductory treatment! This volume helps readers develop an understanding of one of the great periods of Western music. It examines the music of the medieval world in light of the tech nical and esthetic elements that combined to forge it. Due to its obscure theological and philosophical bases, the music of the Middle Ages is often confounding to modern ears. This book seeks to help readers appreciate medieval music by presenting it as the sympathetic correlation of artistic craftsmanship and philosophical development.