A Briefe Introduction to the Skill of Song
Although unjustly neglected by modern writers, William Bathe s contributions to music pedagogy in late sixteenth-century England were profound. Bathe s A Briefe Introduction to the Skill of Song (1596) not only includes the first explication of a four-syllable, non-hexachordal solmization method published by an English writer (a system similar to that which would become the standard in England during the seventeenth century) but also outlines a combinatorial method for composing canons that is remarkably forward-looking in both conception and design. In addition to providing the first modern edition of Bathe s treatise, the volume examines the complicated compilation and publication histories of the book, the historical and theoretical foundations of Bathe s contributions, and the relationship between the 1596 book and Bathe s 1584 treatise A Briefe Introduction to the True Arte of Musicke (the extant text of which is included as an appendix).
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