English Psalmody Prefaces

January 1982
93 black and white, 6 line illustrations
232 pages
24.4x17.2 cm
Classic Texts in Music Education
ISBN: 9780863140211
Format: Hardback
Boethius Press
BIC AV
BISAC MUS048010

English Psalmody Prefaces

Popular Methods of Teaching, 1562-1835

Edited by Bernarr Rainbow

Hardback
9780863140211
$34.95
This volume presents reprints of the prefaces to representative collections of metrical psalms. Psalm-singing, an essentially popular form of music, required some musical knowledge in the singers, and it was in these prefaces that the compilers gave basic information on the staves, clefs and note-values of contemporary notation. Dr Rainbow's introduction is a fascinating guide to the changing tastes and needs shown by the carefully selected reprints.

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