Melodies and how to Harmonize Them: With Illustrations Drawn from Ancient and Modern Sources

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Vincent music Company, Limited, 1906 - Harmony - 184 pages

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Page v - The first of such examples could scarcely have been intended for more than musical tricks to amuse social meetings. It was a new and amusing discovery that two totally independent melodies might be sung together and yet sound well.
Page 94 - Dictionary of Music and Musicians (10) defines a sequence as ". . . the repetition of a definite group of notes or chords in different patterns of the scale like regular steps ascending or descending.
Page 121 - ... point where naturally they would be either a major or minor sixth from one another, the downward tendency of the one, and the upward tendency of the other causing them to be respectively flattened and sharpened to make them approach nearer to the notes to which they are moving. In the case of the augmented sixth on the flat second of the key, there is only one note to be altered, and as that note is constantly altered in this fashion in other combinations — namely by substituting the flattened...
Page v - His idea that one voice might wander at pleasure through the scale, while the other remains fixed, shews him to have been a man of genius and enlarged views, who, disregarding rules, could penetrate beyond the miserable practice of his time into our Points d'orgue, Pedale, and multifarious harmony upon a holding note or single base, and suggest the principle, at least, of the boldest modern harmony.
Page iv - He says there are three kinds of symphony, in the 4th, 5th, and 8th ; and that as the combination of some letters and syllables is more pleasing to the ear than others, so it is with sounds in music. All mixtures are not equally sweet.
Page ii - MA: Sc.D. 1925 (9 June) Sir Hugh Percy Allen, MA, of Christ's College, Professor of Music in the University of Oxford, Director of the Royal College of Music : Mus.D. 1925 (21 July) William Wallace Campbell, President of the University of California, and President of the International Astronomical Union : Sc.D. 1925 (21 July) Benjamin Bauland, Director of the Observatory at Paris : Sc.D.
Page iv - Formerly they used to compose from the Bass, but modern authors compose to the Treble when they make Counterpoint or Basses to tunes or songs.
Page 48 - Descant, retarded considerably the recognition of the Dominant and Tonic as the two poles of the harmonic circle of the key ; but Monteverde's use of the seventh, above quoted, shows a decided approach to it.
Page iii - the most part of mine owne precepts false and easie to be confuted by the works of Taverner, Fairfax, Cooper, and infinite more, whose names it would be too tedious to set downe in this place.
Page 121 - I) in the key of C, by Carissimi, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, in all ages of harmonic music...

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