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Prattica di musica, utile et necessaria si al compositore per comporre i canti suoi regolatamente, si anco al cantore per assicurarsi in tutte le cose cantabili

Description: This book is the first part of Lodovico Zacconi's "Prattica di musica," published in 1596. The contents of this book are divided in four parts covering: the history of music, definition of musical terms, introduction to musical notation, modes, time and prolation, rules of counterpoint, musica ficta, classification of musical instruments, and proper manner of singing polyphonic works and musical ornaments. A second part, "Prattica di musica seconda parte," was published in Venice in 1622. The library's copy contains the following pagination errors: leaves 30, 67, 124, 130, 134, 188 were numbered incorrectly as 29, 140, 130, 122, 130, 194, respectively. There are two leaves numbered 50, each containing the parts for the alto, bass and tenor with underlaid text "Beatus author seculi" and "Residuo." Each leaf is preceded by another leaf that contains the singing parts for the cantus, quintus and tenor. These are two versions of a polyphonic setting, in duple time and triple mensuration, respectively. In the second example, the words Gloria tibi domine" appear under the cantus and quintus.
Date: 1596
Creator: Zacconi, Lodovico, 1555-1627.
Partner: UNT Music Library

Le istitutioni harmoniche

Description: This is a 1562 copy of "Le istitutioni harmoniche," one of the most influential music theory treatises written by Gioseffo Zarlino. The first edition appeared in Venice in 1558. The treatise, divided in four parts, includes theoretical and practical elements of music. The first two parts discuss philosophical, cosmological and mathematical aspects of music, Greek tonal system and tuning. The third and fourth parts cover the rules of counterpoint and modes, respectively. This copy bears a dedication to Vicenzo Diedo. It contains a table of contents per chapter and list of corrections. Several handwritten annotations appear on the t.p. ink: "coll: cochi nuoi soc: Jesù;" "exdono Joannis Jerary;" and "Inscriptet catalog."
Date: 1562
Creator: Zarlino, Gioseffo, 1517-1590.
Partner: UNT Music Library

Supper at Emmaus

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Date: 1535~
Creator: Titian, approximately 1488-1576
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Supper at Emmaus

Description: Christ, disciple, table still life
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Date: 1535~
Creator: Titian, approximately 1488-1576
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Supper at Emmaus

Description: servant, disciple, innkeeper, table still life
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Date: 1535~
Creator: Titian, approximately 1488-1576
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Spinetta

Description: The small harpsichord instruments is pentagonal in shape and has little ornamentation or decoration.
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Date: 1540
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Claviorganum

Description: The two instruments, an organ and a virginal, are built into a single cabinet.
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Date: 1598
Creator: Laurentium Hauslaib
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Dish (Coppa)

Description: The dish is decorated with blue, grayish black, greens, yellow, orange, white, with gold and ruby luster. A haloed figure of a woman wearing blue holds an infant, presumably the Virgin Mary and Jesus.
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Date: 1530
Creator: Andreoli, Giorgio
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Double Virginal

Description: The harpsichord is decorated on the upper panel with a large urban scene with people. The instrument also contains two keyboards.
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Date: 1581
Creator: Ruckers, Hans, the Elder
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Flying Mercury

Description: Total from front left
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Date: 1565~
Creator: BOLOGNA, Giovanni
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Flying Mercury

Description: Total from left center
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Date: 1565~
Creator: BOLOGNA, Giovanni
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Flying Mercury

Description: Total from front right
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Date: 1565~
Creator: BOLOGNA, Giovanni
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