I had the ebook version of downloaded the second it became available on Wednesday. David Byrne has written a fascinating book about...well, how music works. And the insights are incredible. For example:
It’s usually assumed that much Western medieval music was harmonically ‘simple’ (having few kew changes) because composers hadn’t yet evolved the use of complex harmonies. In this context there would be no need or desire to include complex harmonies, as they would have sounded horrible in such spaces.