Theory of Musical Composition: Treated with a View to a Naturally Consecutive Arrangement of Topics, Volume 2

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O. Ditson & Company, 1846 - Composition (Music)
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Page 816 - These same oft-recurring, unusual harmonic tones are, moreover, chiefly that which in conjunction with the solemnly slow movement of choral singing, with the simplicity of the execution, with the incidentally associated religious feeling, with the pious respect for hoary antiquity, and so many other venerable accessory ideas and reminiscences, gives to music of this species a peculiar charm, and an attractive, and as it were, mystical air of solemnity and sacredness. When therefore it is found, that...
Page 805 - ... the * This puzzling difficulty of distinguishing the ecclesiastical modes has been noticed by several authors. Kircher, in his Muturgia, remarks — " Tanta est de Tonorum numero et qualitate inter authores dissentio, ut cui subscribas vix dispicere possis.

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