The Theater of music

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A note at the bottom of the final page reads, "In the Title Page of this Book, instead of Theorbo-Bass, read Thorow-Bass." Although this seems to suggest that chordal accompaniment should be used, bass lines are unfigured and meant for either a plucked or bowed string instrument per the suggestions on the title page. Three-part ritornelli are interspersed throughout this volume. All vocal lines (the top one of each system) use the treble clef. Only the text of the first stanza is underlaid; any subsequent stanzas are printed under the music.

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1 score (76 p.): ill; 31 cm.

Creation Information

Playford, Henry, 1657-1710 1685.

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  • Playford, Henry, 1657-1710 Playford and "R.C." are the only composers on the title page. Other contributors range in prominence from Henry Purcell to names such as Mr. Samuel Akeroyde.

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  • Main Title: The Theater of music
  • Added Title: Or, a Choice collection of the newest and best songs sung at the court, and public theaters. The words composed by the most ingenious wits of the age, and set to music by the greatest masters in that science; with a theorbo-bass to each song for the theorbo, or bass-viol, also symphonies and ritornels in 3 parts several of them for the violins and flutes. The first book

Description

A note at the bottom of the final page reads, "In the Title Page of this Book, instead of Theorbo-Bass, read Thorow-Bass." Although this seems to suggest that chordal accompaniment should be used, bass lines are unfigured and meant for either a plucked or bowed string instrument per the suggestions on the title page. Three-part ritornelli are interspersed throughout this volume. All vocal lines (the top one of each system) use the treble clef. Only the text of the first stanza is underlaid; any subsequent stanzas are printed under the music.

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1 score (76 p.): ill; 31 cm.

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Virtual Music Rare Book Room

The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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Creation Date

  • 1685

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  • Dec. 11, 2014, 12:57 p.m.

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  • Jan. 13, 2016, 11:20 a.m.

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Playford, Henry, 1657-1710. The Theater of music, score, 1685; London. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463625/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.