A New Musical Grammar (Tans'ur, William)

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Fynnjamin (2012/10/5)

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Publisher. Info. Leicester: the Author, 1746.
London: Jacob Robinson, 1746.
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Publisher. Info. London: Robert Brown, for James Hodges, the author and son, 1756.
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Work Title A New Musical Grammar
Alternative. Title A New Musical Grammar; or, the Harmonical Spectator. Containing All the useful Theoretical, Practical, and Technical Parts of Musick. Being a New and Correct Introduction to All the Rudiments, Terms, and Characters, and Composition in all its Branches. With Several Scales for Musicall Instruments; and Philosophical Demonstrations, on The Nature of Sound. Laid down in so concise and easy a Method, as to be understood by the meanest Practitioner, whether Vocal or Instrumental, by Way of Question and Answer. With variety of Cuts correctly engraved. By William Tansur: Musico Theorico. Author of The Universal Harmony, &c.
Composer Tans'ur, William
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 11 sections
  1. Of the Gamut, and of Semitones and Cliffs
  2. Of Notes and their Names, and of Rests, and other Characters used in Musick
  3. Of Time in General, in all its various Moods; and how to beat them: and of the Doctrine of Pendulums
  4. Of Tuning the Voice; and of Accents: of Intonation, and the original Use of the Pitch-Pipe.
  5. The Scale of Musick adapted to the Organ, Violin, Flute [i.e. Recorder], &c.
  6. Of the several Keys in Musick; and of Transposition.
  7. Of Intervals, Concords, and Discords; and how to compare one Part of Musick with another
  8. Of Theory in General; or, a Philosophical Demonstration of the Nature of Sound, and of the Racios and Proportion of all Intervals
  9. Of Practical-Musick; teaching all the Rules of Composition, from Two to Eight Parts
  10. Of Canon in General, and how to compose any of them
  11. The Musical Alphabet; shewing the Use of all Terms belonging to Musick
First Publication. 1746
Language English
Dedication all Lovers of Musick
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation sections on voice, organ (or harpsichord), violin, flute (recorder)