An Introduction to the Skill of Musick (Betts, Edward)

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Publisher. Info. London: William Pearson, 1724.
Misc. Notes Rather a volume of anthems than of music instruction.
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Work Title An Introduction to the Skill of Musick
Alternative. Title
Composer Betts, Edward
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's I. The Grounds and Principles of Musick, according to the Gamut; after an easy Method, for Young Beginners.
II. A Table shewing the Names, Numbers, Measures and Proportions, of the Notes.
III. All the Cliffs in Use, and how to find your Me.
IV. What Flats and Sharps belongs to every Key now us'd.
V. The different Movements of Time that are now us'd.
VI. Of the Tying Notes, and other Marks and Characters us'd in Musick.
VII. Several short Tunes, by Way of Solfaing; and how to run a Division, for the Improvement of Young Practitioners.
VIII. A Rule how to make a Shake, upon the Whole and Half Note.
IX. Several Duo's by way of Solfaing; and a Canon Four in One to a Gloria Patria, by Dr. Blow.
X. Several Chants in Four Parts, for Choir Musick.
XI. A Rule how to Express the Words in a soft easie Manner, with excellant Anthems, Compos'd by very famous Authors.
10 Anthems, 2 Hymns, 2 Psalm-Tunes, in Several Parts.
First Publication. 1724
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, organ, instruments (some instrumental passages, marked simply as "ritornello")