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Storia della musica

Description: This is a copy of the second of three volumes of "Storia della musica" (Music History) by Giovanni Batista Martini. Each volume bears a different dedicatee: v.1: alla Sacra reale cattolica Maestà Maria Barbara; v.2: All'Altezza serenissima elettorale di Carlo Teodoro; v.3: a sua Altezza reale Don Ferdinando di Borbone. The t.p. of this volume is printed in red and black ink and decorated with a border that depicts various musical instruments. It also features an illustration of a minotaur and a young boy (presumably, the god Apollo) holding a lyre. This volume is divided in nine chapters and three dissertations. The start of each chapter and each dissertation features, within an ornamented oval-shaped frame, the notated music of a canon in a five-line staff with underlaid text taken from works by Hesiod, Homer, Anacreon, and Sophocles. The book contains maps of Greece and Asia Minor, as well as a table that summarizes the divisions of the breve and prolations translated to 18th century musical notation practice. Chapter 1 discusses the origins of music according to precepts passed down from antiquity and Greece as well as the theory of musical intervals. Chapter 2 discusses several Greek mythological figures and a history of the invention of the lyre per Homer. It also mentions Greek authors and use of instruments in Greek festivities. Chapter 3 presents stories of Greek gods and demigods by Ovid and Homer, among others. Chapter 4 includes Virgil's story of Orpheus (the son of Apollo) and his attempted rescue of his dead wife Eurydice from Hades. The chapter contains references to the role of music in that story. Chapter 5 is about the role of music in the cult of Cybele (in Greek mythology, the mother of all gods). It also mentions names of people mentioned by Plutarch ...
Date: 1770
Creator: Martini, Giovanni Battista, 1706-1784.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Music Library

Ensemble: 2007-04-22 - UNT Opera

Description: Opera concert performed at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Date: April 22, 2007
Creator: UNT Opera
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Ensemble: 2007-04-20 - UNT Opera

Description: Opera concert performed at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Date: April 20, 2007
Creator: UNT Opera
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Ensemble: 2007-04-13 - UNT Opera

Description: Opera concert performed at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Date: April 13, 2007
Creator: UNT Opera
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Ensemble: 2007-04-15 - UNT Opera

Description: Opera concert performed at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Date: April 15, 2007
Creator: UNT Opera
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Music Library

Storia della musica

Description: This is a copy of the first of three volumes of "Storia della musica" (Music History) by Giovanni Batista Martini. Each volume bears a different dedicatee: v.1: alla Sacra reale cattolica Maestà Maria Barbara; v.2: All'Altezza serenissima elettorale di Carlo Teodoro; v.3: a sua Altezza reale Don Ferdinando di Borbone. The t.p. of this volume is printed in red and black ink and decorated with a border that depicts various musical instruments and includes a pastoral scene depicting Euterpe, the muse of music, holding a lyre and a horn as allegory of a scepter, and accompanied by various putti singing or playing musical instruments. Each page of the book is decorated with an ornamented border. The volume is divided in eleven chapters and three dissertations. The start of each chapter and each dissertation features, within an ornamented oval-shaped frame, the notated music of a canon in a five-line staff with underlaid text taken from passages in the book of Psalms and other books of the Old Testament. This volume includes an engraved portrait of Martini by an unknown engraver and one illustration by Nicolaus Valleta depicting Queen Maria Barbara of Portugal in the company of several mythology figures, such as Apollo and Minerva, among others. At the center top appears a crown and a banner with the Latin inscription, "Hoc offer Regina, Tibi Lectum undique manus. Et vult esse tuum Musica quid quid Habet." At the bottom appears the coat of arms of the Spanish crown. The first chapter explains the purpose of the volume and defines three classifications of music as defined by Boethius in the medieval ages: mundana (produced by the motion of planets and celestial bodies), humana (loosely translated as music of the body and soul), and instrumentalis (this kind produced by the human voice and musical ...
Date: 1757
Creator: Martini, Giovanni Battista, 1706-1784.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Music Library

Forza del sangue, e della pietà; drama per musica

Description: 1686 libretto for Giuseppe Fabrini's opera La forza del sangue, e della pietà. The music for all of Giuseppe Fabrini’s operas, including La forza del sangue e della pietà, is lost. However, the libretti by Gerolamo Gigli, have been preserved for these dramas that were performed at the Collegio Tolomei in Siena. La forza del sangue e della pietà translates as “The Force of Blood and Pity.”
Date: 1686
Creator: Fabrini, Giuseppe & Gigli, Girolamo, 1660-1722
Partner: UNT Music Library

La fede ne' tradimenti

Description: This is a 1689 copy of Girolamo Gigli's three-act libretto for the opera "La Fede ne' tradimenti," set to music by Giuseppe Fabbrini for the 1689 Carnival season at the Collegio Tolomei in Siena, Italy.
Date: 1689
Creator: Gigli, Girolamo, 1660-1722.
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Music Library

Orfeo ed Euridice

Description: This is the libretto of "Orfeo ed Euridice" by Ranieri de Calzabigi, published in vol 2 of "Raccolta di melodrammi serj scritti nel secolo XVIII." The original volume contains works by Apostolo Zeno, Giuseppe Parini, Marco Coltellini, Castone Rezzonico della Torre, Ranieri de Calsabigi, and F. Saverio de Rogati. On the back of the t.p. appears a quote in Virgil's "Georg.," iv, 465: "Te dulcis conjux, te solo in littore mecum, te veniente die, te discedente canebam." The libretto includes a prologue and list of characters.
Date: 1822
Creator: Calzabigi, Ranieri de, 1714-1795.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Music Library

[San Gimignano, Italy]

Description: Photograph of a arched passageway in San Gimignano, Italy. In the foreground, a small sign is visible under the archway. A stairway beside a building is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Villa Farnese]

Description: Photograph of the Villa Farnese in Caprarola, Italy. In the foreground, a silhouetted figure and the side of a building are visible. The entrance to the villa is visible in the middle ground between the figure and building. Trees are visible in the background.
Date: 1958
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Via di Ponte Rotto]

Description: Photograph of a house on the Via di Ponte Rotto in Rome, Italy. The house sits on the Piazza Bocca della Verita. In the foreground, a metal barrier and some cars are visible in front of a gray house. Another building is visible to the left of the house.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Side View of Trevi Fountain]

Description: Photograph of the Trevi Fountain as seen from the left side. The silhouette of a man is visible the foreground in front of the fountain. In the background, a building is visible with a glove shop.
Date: July 1965
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Neptune Fountain]

Description: Photograph of the Neptune Fountain in Rome, Italy. In the foreground, a stone cherub climbs atop a head while holding a crab on the edge of the fountain basin. Other figures within the fountain basin are visible behind the cherub. A row of buildings is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Empty Street]

Description: Photograph of an empty street in Florence, Italy. A motor bike and a parking sign are visible in the foreground. Behind the motor bike, a narrow street stretches into the background with a line of cars parked on the right side.
Date: 1965
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Piazza di Spagna]

Description: Photograph of the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, Italy. In the foreground, two men drink from the Fontana della Barcaccia; people, buildings, and automobiles are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Lion Fountains]

Description: Photograph of two lion fountains in the Piazza San Bernardo in Rome, Italy. In the foreground, a marble lion spurting water from its mouth into a small pool is visible. There is another identical lion visible behind the first. A woman is seen dipping a cloth into the second pool. In the background, a zoo sign is visible.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Piazza della Rotonda]

Description: Photograph of a fountain in the Piazza della Rotonda in Rome, Italy. In the foreground, a stone head spurting water out of its mouth is visible with two serpents on either side of the head. A building in the piazza is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Lucerne]

Description: Photograph of a street in Lucerne, Switzerland. A red and white barrier is visible in the right foreground. A child on a tricycle is visible next to the barrier on the street. A man in white walks across the street. A row of shops is visible on the left side of the street. More buildings are visible in the background.
Date: 1965
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Pantheon]

Description: Photograph of the Pantheon and the Piazza della Rotonda in Rome, Italy. The piazza is visible in the foreground with people and cars scattered throughout. A fountain is visible in the center of the piazza in front of the Pantheon.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Don Juan, oder, Der Steinerne Gast : komische Oper in zwey Aufzügen, volume 2

Description: By the time of Mozart and Da Ponte’s collaboration on Don Giovanni, the Don Juan legend had been represented in musical entertainments and on the popular stage a number of times. Although it was an unusual topic for Viennese court opera, the retelling of the Don Juan story was immensely appealing for the Italian troupe in Prague. Don Giovanni did eventually make its way to Vienna, but the opera did not meet the same success it had received in Prague.
Date: 1801
Creator: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. & Da Ponte, Lorenzo, 1749-1838
Partner: UNT Music Library

Storia della musica

Description: This is a copy of the third of three volumes of "Storia della musica" (Music History) by Giovanni Batista Martini. The t.p. of this volume is printed in red and black ink and each page is decorated with an ornamented border. It contains numerous figures, musical examples demonstrating theoretical concepts of Greek music, and footnotes. Each one of the volume bears a different dedicatee: V.1: alla Sacra reale cattolica Maestà Maria Barbara; v.2: All'Altezza serenissima elettorale di Carlo Teodoro; v.3: a sua Altezza reale Don Ferdinando di Borbone. The present vol. 3 is divided as follows: ch.1 - Greek music (pp. 1-24); ch.2 - Poetics, music and drama (pp. 25-90); ch.3 Dramatic poetry (pp. 91-148); ch.4 - Medieval and new dramatic poetry (pp.149-169); ch.5 - Music in Greek tragedy and drama (pp. 170-197); ch. 6 - Illustrious Greek music teachers (pp.198-268); ch.7 Greek philosophers on music (pp.269-369); ch.8 - Greek music theory practice (pp.370-440); Dissertation on the prodigious effect produced by antique Greek music (pp.[419]-440); Index of people mentioned in the volume (pp.441-445); Index of authors with short biography, in alphabetical order (pp445-458); Errata (p. 459).
Date: 1781
Creator: Martini, Giovanni Battista, 1706-1784.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Music Library

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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Music Library