A Briefe Introduction to the Skill of Song by William Bathe by William Bathe,KevinC. Karnes

By William Bathe,KevinC. Karnes

even if unjustly missed through glossy writers, William Bathe?s contributions to song pedagogy in past due sixteenth-century England have been profound. Bathe?s A Briefe creation to the ability of music (1596) not just contains the 1st explication of a four-syllable, non-hexachordal solmization process released via an English author (a method just like that which might develop into the traditional in England through the 17th century) but additionally outlines a combinatorial procedure for composing canons that's remarkably forward-looking in either belief and layout. as well as supplying the 1st smooth version of Bathe?s treatise, the quantity examines the advanced compilation and booklet histories of the e-book, the ancient and theoretical foundations of Bathe?s contributions, and the connection among the 1596 booklet and Bathe?s 1584 treatise A Briefe advent to the genuine Arte of Musicke (the extant textual content of that is integrated as an appendix).

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