The Musiclover's Handbook: Containing (1) a Pronouncing Dictionary of Musical Terms and (2) Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

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John Herbert Clifford
University Society, 1911 - Music - 194 pages
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Page 44 - HOW blest is he, who ne'er consents By ill advice to walk, Nor stands in sinners...
Page 182 - Trio (It.) (tree-o). (i) A composition for three voices or instruments. (2) One of the parts of a minuet or march, etc. The origin of its application is very uncertain. Triole (Ger.), Triolet (Fr.). A triplet. Triomphale (tree-om-fal), Triomphant (Fr.) (tri-om-font), Trionfale (tree-on-fah'-leh), Trionfante (It.) (tree-onfan'-teh). Triumphant; triumphal. Triple Counterpoint. One so contrived that the three parts may change places, each one serving as bass, middle, or upper part. Triplet, Triole (Ger.),...
Page 57 - T sometimes signified by writing them as above. Duet, Duo (Fr.), Duetto (It.). A composition for two voices or instruments or for two performers on the piano or organ. Duettino (It.) (doo-et-tee'-no). A little duet. Dulciana. A soft, open, 8-foot organ-stop ; flue pipes ; in some foreign organs, a soft reed-stop. instrument, in which strips of glass or metal are used instead of wire strings, played in the same way. Duolo (It.) (doo-o'-lo), con doloroso (It.), con dolore (It.) (do-to
Page 1 - Abbreviamenti (It.). Abbreviations in musical notation. Abbreviation. A system frequently employed in music, by which a portion of a technical term is made to stand for the whole. The following is a list of the abbreviations in most common use ; the explanation of each term may be found on reference to the words themselves in their proper places: Acce! [ Accelerando Accel°...
Page 159 - During the five years between 1786 and his death Mozart poured out a marvellous flood of masterpieces — "Don Giovanni," "Zauberflote," "Cosi fan tutte," "Clemenza di Tito"; the three great symphonies in E flat major, G minor, and C major ("Jupiter") ; the "Requiem," and a great body of music of all kinds. During his life of thirty-six years Mozart is known to have written at least 626 works, among which are 20 masses, 17 organ sonatas, 40 offertories, 10 cantatas, 23 operas, 22 sonatas for the...
Page 104 - Each foot is regularly an iambus ; that is, it consists of a short or unaccented syllable followed by a long or accented one. But two short syllables are often used instead of one, making the foot an anapest.
Page 112 - ... natural hexachord The hexachord CDEFGA, beginning on the second space in the bass. This was the second of Guido D'Arezzo's hexachords and was called hexachordon naturale (Lat.). See also hexachord. natural horn 1. The French horn without valves or slides. The tones produced are the same as those made by touching lightly a vibrating string at any point that will cause it to divide into equal parts. 2. A Waldhorn, that is, forest-horn; a winding horn. natural key A key or scale without sharps or...
Page 94 - In a languishing style. Largamente (It.). Broadly; slowly; with dignity. Largando (It.). Gradually slower and broader. Largement (Fr.) (larzh-mong). Largamente. Larghetto (It.) (lar-get-to) . Rather slow. Larghissimo (It.) (lar-gis-sim-mo) . Slowest possible time. Largo (It.). Lit., large; broad. Very slowy, stately movement is indicated by this term. Largo assai. Slow enough. Largo di molto. Very slow. Largo ma non troppo. Slow, but not too much so. Larigot (Fr.) (larigo). An organ-stop of ij^-foot...
Page 139 - ... impromptu fantasia; a musical jest. R R. Abbreviation for Right. In French organ music, for Recit. (swell manual). Rabbia (It.) (rab'-be-a), con. With fury. Rackett or Rankett. An obsolete instrument resembling the double bassoon ; a 16- or i8-foot stop in old organs. Raddolcendo (It.) (rad-dol-chen'-do), Raddolcente (raddol-chen'-teh), Raddolcito (rad-dol-chee'-to). Growing gradually softer and sweeter. Radiating Pedals. A fan-shaped arrangement of the pedal keys of the organ : the narrow end...
Page 54 - Dolzflote (Ger.) (dolts-fia-teh) . (i) The old German flute with six holes and one key. (2) A soft eight-foot organstop. Domchor (Ger.) (dome-kor). Cathedral choir. Dominant. ( i ) The fifth note in the scale. (2) The reciting note in Gregorian chants. Dominant Chord. The major triad on the fifth of the major or minor scale. Dominant Key. The usual key in which the second theme of a sonata or rondo in major mode is written. Dominant Seventh. The seventh over the root added to the dominant chord....

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