A Musical Grammar in Four Parts (1806; 3rd ed. 1817)

A Musical Grammar in Four Parts (1806; 3rd ed. 1817)

J.W. Calcott

Paperback
$34.95

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

New facsimile edition of a Classic Text of Music Education.
John Wall Calcott (1766-1821) was one of a small number of English musicians who compiled influential treatises from the mid-eighteenth century onwards. He worked as an organist and teacher in London and gained the Oxford D.Mus. in 1800. His Musical Grammar is divided into four sections - Notation, Melody, Harmony and Rhythm - and his erudition is remarkable. He consulted existing treatises in six languages and his copious music examples concentrate on Handel but also range widely from Gibbons to Beethoven. His catches and glees as well as his Musical Grammar caused his celebrity to endure into the nineteenth century.

Details

January 1806
383 pages
19.2x11 cm
Classic Texts in Music Education
ISBN: 9781843839828
Format: Paperback
Boydell Press
BIC AV
BISAC MUS000000
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