Plain and easy introduction to practical music

Description:

In 1597, while Morley was negotiating for the patent, he wrote his musical treatise, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke. Although his preface contains the statement that he had “nothing better to do,” Morley probably knew publishing a treatise on the science of music would boost public interest in purchasing musical works. In addition, by publishing such a work, the English audience would view Morley as an authority in music (and he would become more likely to obtain the patent) (Smith, “Print Culture and the Elizabethan Composer,” 163). The work is practical, and is organized into three sections: teaching to sing simple song, teaching to sing two parts over a plainsong or ground, and teaching counterpoint.

Creator(s): Morley, Thomas, 1557-1603?
Creation Date: 1771  
Partner(s):
UNT Music Library
Collection(s):
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Reprinted for W. Randall
Place of Publication: London
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1771
  • Digitized: April 19, 2006
Description:

In 1597, while Morley was negotiating for the patent, he wrote his musical treatise, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke. Although his preface contains the statement that he had “nothing better to do,” Morley probably knew publishing a treatise on the science of music would boost public interest in purchasing musical works. In addition, by publishing such a work, the English audience would view Morley as an authority in music (and he would become more likely to obtain the patent) (Smith, “Print Culture and the Elizabethan Composer,” 163). The work is practical, and is organized into three sections: teaching to sing simple song, teaching to sing two parts over a plainsong or ground, and teaching counterpoint.

Physical Description:

iv, 257, [1] p., 1 ℓ., 29 p. diagrs. 27 x 22 cm.

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Keyword(s): Theoretical essay
Partner:
UNT Music Library
Collection:
Virtual Music Rare Book Room
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 11986771 |
  • UNTCAT: b1833125 |
  • CALL-NO: MT6.A2 M84 1771
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc86
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text