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Giorgio Antoniotto. L’Arte Armonica or a Treatise on the Composition of Musick

By   /  12 December 2017  /  Musical Treatises, Publications  /  Comments Off on Giorgio Antoniotto. L’Arte Armonica or a Treatise on the Composition of Musick

Facsimile of the edition J. Johnson 1760, with an Introduction by Deborah Burton, Turnhout, Brepols, 2017 (Musical Treatises, 4) pp. liv +178 color ill., 2017 ISBN: 978-2-503-57463-9.

Although Giorgio Antoniotto may not be known to many scholars today, he was …

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Beverly Jerold, The Complexities of Early Instrumentation: Winds and Brass

By   /  14 December 2015  /  Musical Treatises  /  Comments Off on Beverly Jerold, The Complexities of Early Instrumentation: Winds and Brass

Turnhout, Brepols, 2015 (Musical Treatises, 3), pp. xiv+160, ISBN 978-2-503-56479-1.

When a professional orchestra today plays an eighteenth-century work with parts for wind and brass instruments, nothing seems amiss. Yet writers in the eighteenth century and beyond indicate that many …

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The «Compendium Musicæ» of René Descartes: Early English Responses

By   /  14 November 2013  /  Musical Treatises  /  Comments Off on The «Compendium Musicæ» of René Descartes: Early English Responses

edited by Benjamin Wardhaugh, Turnhout, Brepols, 2013 (Musical Treatises, 2), pp. xlii+252, ISBN: 978-2-503-54898-2.

René Descartes’s Compendium musicæ was one of the most widely-read texts on the mathematics of music in the second half of the seventeenth century, offering a …

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Vincenzo Manfredini, Regole armoniche

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edited by Massimiliano Sala, facsimile of the 1775 Venice edition, with an annotated English translation by Robert Zappulla, Turnhout, Brepols, 2013 (Musical Treatises, 1), pp. xvi+216+116 (unnumbered tables), ISBN: 978-2-503-54883-8.

A composer of, amongst other things, operas, ballets, symphonies, string …

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