A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by Eminent Writers, English and Foreign, Volume 3

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George Grove
Macmillan, 1883 - Music
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Page 461 - ... during the latter part of the last century and the beginning of the present.
Page 291 - The anthem was good after sermon, being the fifty-first psalme, made for five voices by one of Captain Cooke's boys, a pretty boy. And they say there are four or five of them that can do as much.
Page 346 - Camoens soothed an exile's grief ; The Sonnet glittered a gay myrtle leaf Amid the cypress with which Dante crowned His visionary brow : a glow-worm lamp, It cheered mild Spenser, called from Faeryland To struggle through dark ways ; and, when a damp Fell round the path of Milton, in his hand The Thing became a trumpet ; whence he blew Soul-animating strains — alas, too few...
Page 48 - Musick is yet but in its Nonage, a forward Child, which gives hope of what it may be hereafter in England, when the Masters of it shall find more Encouragement. 'Tis now learning Italian, which is its best Master, and studying a little of the French Air to give it somewhat more of Gayety and Fashion. Thus being farther from the Sun, we are of later Growth than our Neighbour Countries, and must be content to shake off our Barbarity by degrees.
Page 78 - The Whole Booke of Psalmes : With the Hymnes Evangelicall, And Songs Spiritual!. Composed into 4. parts by sundry Authors, to such severall Tunes as have beene, and are usually sung in England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Italy, France, and the Nether-lands : Never as yet before in one volumne published.
Page 376 - Thou wilt not leave us in the dust: Thou madest man, he knows not why, — He thinks he was not made to die; And thou hast made him : thou art just.
Page 183 - Mourir pour la patrie! C'est le sort le plus beau, le plus digne d'envie.
Page 184 - Among early writers on music the terms " round " and " catch " were synonymous, but at the present day the latter is generally understood to be what Hawkins (Vol. II) defines as that species of round wherein, to humour some conceit in the words, the melody is broken, and the sense interrupted in one part, and caught again or supplied by another...
Page 74 - King to order it. It began at three o'clock, and, about five, people of fashion began to go. When you entered, you found the whole garden filled with masks and spread with tents, which remained all night very commodely.
Page 324 - She was a pale woman. Her face, a thoroughly German one, though plain, was pleasing from the intensity of expression which her large features and deep, tender eyes conveyed. She had profuse fair hair, the value of which she thoroughly understood, delighting in moments of great emotion to fling it loose with the wild vehemence of a Mtenad. Her figure was superb, though full, and she rejoiced in its display.

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