The musical guide: containing a pronouncing and defining dictionary of terms, instruments, &c., including a key to the pronunciation of sixteen languages; many charts; an explanation of the construction of music for the uninitiated; a pronouncing biographical dictionary; the stories of the operas; and numerous biographical and critical essays by distinguished authorities
McClure, Phillips & co., 1903 - Musicians
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Abbr accent Act 1.—Scene alto appears bass bassoon beat bell cadence called canon cantus firmus cello chant chord chorus chromatic church clarinet clef compass composition Count counterpoint dance diatonic dominant double drum enharmonic enters father Faust Fidelio fifth Figaro figured bass finger flat flute French fugue German Greek guitar harmony harp hence horn hurdygurdy hymn instr instrument interval inversion Italian key-board lyre major Manru marked melody melograph ment minor minor third notation oboe octave opera orchestra organ organ-stop Otello pedal piano pipes played produced reed reed-stop rhythm Rigoletto saxhorn scale Scene semitone sharp Siegfried sing solo sonata song sopr soprano sound stop strings style subdominant sung syllable symphony tells tenor tetrachord theme third tion tone tonic treble triad trill trumpet tune usually vibration Vide modes viola violin vocal voice wind-instr word Wotan written
Page 131 - Folksong is not popular song in the sense in which the word is most frequently used, but the song of the folk ; not only the song admired of the people, but, in a strict sense, the song created by the people. It is a body of poetry and music which has come into existence without the influence of conscious art, as a spontaneous utterance, filled with characteristic expression of the feelings of a people. Such songs are marked by certain peculiarities of rhythm, form and melody which are traceable,...
Page 178 - B flat to f. key. i. A family of chords and a chain of tones (ie, a scale) finding their centre and point of rest in a certain tone (the tonic) from which the key takes its name. All keys conform to the standard for major keys, or to that for minor keys. The signature in which the number of sharps or...
Page 188 - I. A succession of notes sung to one syllable or in one breath, or played with one stroke of the bow. 2. A tie. 3. A syncopation. 4. In old music a succession of notes sung to one syllable. Vide NOTATION. ligne (len'-yu),^. Aline. 1. additionnelle (id-dës-yti-nél), or ajouté (ä-zhoo-tä'), or postiche (pôs-tësh), or supplémentaire (süp-plä-mäntär'). A ledger line. lig
Page 197 - The note E sharp. 2. Vide SOLMISATION. 3. The 3d of the scale, mi contra fa est diabolus in música, "mi against fa is the devil in music...
Page 284 - Two flutes of the same length, t. impares. Unequal flutes, one for the right hand and the other for the left, which were played on by the same performer ; those for the right hand, t. dextrae, being perhaps of higher pitch than those for the left (sinistrae). t.
Page 293 - All ; the entire band or chorus ; in a solo or concerto it means that the full orchestra is to come in. tutte corde (kor'-df).
Page 231 - The damper (open, loud, or extension) pedal, which raises all the dampers from the strings, allowing the tones struck to be sustained and broadened by sympathetic (qv) vibration. The use of the damperpedal is indicated by Fed., and its cessation by the mark * or (Ç).
Page 258 - A stately Spanish dance, perhaps derived from the Saracens, and danced with castanets ; it is in slow 3-4 or 3-2 time, with the second note usually prolonged through the second and third beats of the measure. sarrus'ophone. A double-reed instr., inv. by Sarrus, Paris, 1863. It is made in 6 sizes besides a sopranino and a contra-bass in EC, and resembles a bassoon in appearance, a trombone in tone.
Page 125 - F., fa fint'o, /., fa fict'um, L. Obsolete term for any flatted note. fa mi. Formerly the descent of half a tone from F to E; now any such descent, fa bémol, F flat, fa dièse.
Page 186 - F. Lesson, exercise. ledger line, leger line. A short additional line above or below the staff, for notes too high or too low to be written on the staff. 1. 1. are counted away from the staff, the nearest being the first, ledger space. The space between two 1. 1. leere Saiten (lu-rë zï'-ten), G. Open strings. legabile (lë-ga'-ЬМё), legan'do, /. Legato. legare (le-ga-ге). To bind, or tie. legato (Ie-ga'-t6), /. "Bound.