Modern music and musicians, Volume 8

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Ignace Jan Paderewski
University Society, Incorporated, 1918 - Composers
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Page 283 - And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand ; and all the women went out after her, with timbrels, and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Page 299 - ... astronomy on the physical side, human anatomy on the biological — the reawakening in science lagged a century or more behind the renascence in literature and in art. What the leaders of thought and of practice in the arts of writing, of painting and of sculpture in western Europe were effecting in the latter part of the fifteenth and throughout the sixteenth century began to be paralleled in the investigations of the physical laws of nature only at the end of the sixteenth century and throughout...
Page 236 - To such an amount does it reverberate, echoing in every direction, that everyone stops with his hand his gaping ears, being in no wise able to draw near and bear the sound, which so many combinations produce.
Page 284 - ... it came even to pass as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord ; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord...
Page 208 - "" (An octave lower.) G with an extended compass in the bass to B natural, which will shortly be made available for practical purposes. This instrument is in B flat, two octaves below the B flat clarinet. As it is a transposing instrument, the music must be written for it in a key a tone higher; and to avoid using many leger lines, an octave higher besides. The bass or F clef is used in notation. Quality of Tone. — The tone is rich, full, and powerful ; the very lowest notes being unavoidably a...
Page 236 - Such organs as you have built are seen nowhere, fabricated on a double ground. Twice six bellows above are ranged in a row, and fourteen lie below. These, by alternate blasts, supply an immense quantity of wind, and are worked by seventy strong men, labouring with their arms, covered with perspiration, each inciting his companions to drive the wind up with all his strength, that the full-bosomed box may speak with its four hundred pipes which the hand of the organist governs.
Page 177 - The sensations and ideas excited in us by music or by the cadences of impassioned oratory, appear from their vagueness yet depth, like mental reversions to the emotions and thoughts of a long-past age.
Page 368 - Caspar then calls on Samiel, invoking him to allow him a few more years on earth. Tomorrow is the day appointed for Satan to take his soul, but Caspar promises to surrender Max in exchange. Samiel, who appears through the cleft of a rock, agrees to let him have six of the fatal balls, reserving only the seventh for himself.
Page 115 - ... joints. The fingers are named in order : the thumb, the index, the middle, the ring, and the little finger. Their different lengths cause them to fit the hollow of the hand when it is closed, and probably enable us more easily to grasp objects of varying size. If the hand clasps a ball, the tips of the fingers will be in a straight line. The hand in its perfection belongs only to man. Its elegance of outline...

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