Boethius vs Erigena

Harry Miller hmiller at u.washington.edu
Fri Oct 6 14:46:36 PDT 1995


A question for the learned, to help resolve a dispute:

Are Erigena and those of similar persuasion correct in dividing the levels
of music into two, musica naturalis and musica artificialis, or is it
truly necessary to follow Boethius in a three-fold division of musica
instrumentalis, musica humana, and musica mundana (or caelestis)? 

Are Boethius' first two levels different in a meaningful way?


Gruffydd Llandaff
Familia Goliae







M.K.A.


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Harry A. W. Miller                      Student of Music Library Stuff
hmiller at u.washington.edu                Ethnomusicology dilettante
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~hmiller  Learner of Welsh



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