Elements of Musical Composition; comprehending the Rules of Thorough Bass, and the Theory of Tuning.

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Manual describing musical composition for beginners. The manual is divided in 9 chapters and includes 479 musical examples engraved in 59 pages at the end of the book, as well as four plates with figures (plate no. II appears at the beginning of the book. The musical examples cover the following subjects: scales, intervals (diatonic and chromatic) and their inversion, counterpoint rules, harmonic progressions, use of non-harmonic tones (suspensions, passing notes, appoggiaturas, and upper-lower neighbor. It also includes several examples taken from Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum," "Messiah," and from Haydn's oratorio "Creation," among others.

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xii, 136, 59 p. : iv pl. (incl. front.) ; 18 cm.

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Crotch, William, 1775-1847. 1812.

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  • Bliss, Nathaniel Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, Paternoster Row by Nathaniel Bliss, Oxford.

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Manual describing musical composition for beginners. The manual is divided in 9 chapters and includes 479 musical examples engraved in 59 pages at the end of the book, as well as four plates with figures (plate no. II appears at the beginning of the book.

The musical examples cover the following subjects: scales, intervals (diatonic and chromatic) and their inversion, counterpoint rules, harmonic progressions, use of non-harmonic tones (suspensions, passing notes, appoggiaturas, and upper-lower neighbor. It also includes several examples taken from Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum," "Messiah," and from Haydn's oratorio "Creation," among others.

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xii, 136, 59 p. : iv pl. (incl. front.) ; 18 cm.

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  • 1812

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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 10:42 a.m.

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Crotch, William, 1775-1847. Elements of Musical Composition; comprehending the Rules of Thorough Bass, and the Theory of Tuning., book, 1812; London, England. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39255/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.