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Musica Getutscht : A Treatise on Musical Instruments (1511) by Sebastian Virdung - Sebastian Virdung

Musica Getutscht

A Treatise on Musical Instruments (1511) by Sebastian Virdung

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Musica getutscht (Basel, 1511) is the earliest printed treatise on musical instruments in the West. Written by a priest and chapel singer named Sebastian Virdung, it provided rudimentary instruction on playing three instruments: the clavichord, the lute, and the recorder. This early 'do-it-yourself' manual of instruction not only tells us about music-making in that era, it also illumines other aspects of society in the years just before the Reformation. Its author communicates in a popular style, choosing a mixture of media: a written text in the guise of an informal conversation, coupled with woodcut illustrations and visual aids. Enthusiasts of early music and its performance as well as historians of art, society, and the German language will welcome Beth Bullard's substantial introduction and annotations, which help explain the text of this important work and its place in intellectual history.

Preface
List of abbreviations
Translator-s Introduction
Why study Musica getutscht?
A biography of Sebastian Virdung
The publication history of Musica getutscht
The offspring of Musica getutscht
Musica Getutscht
A note on the translation
Sebastian Virdung-s Musica getutscht
Appendix
Transcriptions of documents pertaining to Sebastian Virdung and Musica getutscht
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521308304
ISBN-10: 0521308305
Series: CAMBRIDGE MUSICAL TEXTS AND MONOGRAPHS
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 28th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52