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By John Stainer (editor), William Barrett (editor)

ISBN-10: 0511693001

ISBN-13: 9780511693007

ISBN-10: 1108000916

ISBN-13: 9781108000918

This illustrated dictionary, written through the prolific Victorian composer Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) - most sensible remembered this present day for his oratorio The Crucifixion - and W. A. Barrett, was once first released by means of Novello in 1876. It offers definitions for 'the leader musical phrases met with in clinical, theoretical, and useful treatises, and within the extra universal annotated programmes and newspaper criticisms', starting from brief factors of the Italian phrases for tempi, via descriptions of historic tools to expansive articles on such subject matters as acoustics, copyright, hymn tunes, the larynx and temperament. That it as a consequence ran to a number of extra variants means that it supplied welcome tips for the concert-going public within the 19th century.

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2) consists also of two tubes, but one only is pierced with holes, the other being longer and used as a drone. The pitch of the drone can be altered by the addition of extra pieces, which are attached to the instrument, as are also the mouth-pieces, by waxed thread. of Bononcini, usually called the rival of Handel, but it may be the production of either of the other writers concerned in the opera of Thomyris, from whence it was taken. This opera, produced under the direction of Heidegger, at the " King's Theater, in y" Haymarket" in 1709, was a pasticcio of melodies and compositions selected from the works of Albinoni, Gasparini, Steffano, Scarlatti, and Bononcini.

The value of the voice, its flexibility, sympathetic quality, and harmonious power, when carefully cultivated, are well displayed in cathedral music, and glee singing: a great number of melodious compositions by the most noted English writers, depend upon the alto voice for their proper effect. Many of the songs in Handel's oratorios were assigned to this voice, which are, now, in consequence of the heightened pitch at present employed, sung by females: for instance, the part of Solomon in the oratorio of that name; of Barak and Sisera in the oratorio of "Deborah;" and of Daniel in " Belshazzar;" are each given to an alto voice.

Again, once more, encore. ) Still quicker, more motion yet. ) Devotion. ) Devotionally, devoutly. ) (i) An accessory idea, or episode ; an accessory part, in a Fugue. (2) In the style of an Andante. ) Walking. In the early part of the last century, music so marked was understood to be of a grand yet cheerful style, but in the present day it implies a movement which is slow, graceful, distinct and peaceful. The word is sometimes used as a substantive, in speaking of that portion of a symphony or sonata so marked.

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