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Roger North's The Musicall Grammarian 1728 : Bird Life - Roger North

Roger North's The Musicall Grammarian 1728

Bird Life

By: Roger North, Mary Chan (Editor), Jamie Croy Kassler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th September 1990
ISBN: 9780521331319
Number Of Pages: 324

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Roger North's The Musicall Grammarian 1728 is a treatise on musical eloquence in all its branches. Of its five parts, I and II, on the orthoepy, orthography and syntax of music, constitute a grammar; III and IV, on the arts of invention and communication, form a rhetoric; and V, on etymology, consists of a history. Two substantial chapters of commentary introduce the text, which is edited here for the first time in its entirety: Jamie Kassler places his treatise within the broader context not only of North's musical and non-musical writings but also their relation to the intellectual ferment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and Mary Chan describes physical and textual aspects of the treatise as evidence for North's processes of thinking about musical thinking.

List of illustrations
Biographical note
Introduction I
Roger North's science of music
Roger North's philosophy of music conclusion
Introduction II
Physical aspects of the manuscript
Textual aspects of the manuscript
Method of composition and matters of style and usage
Editorial guidelines
The Musicall Grammarian 1728
References and bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521331319
ISBN-10: 0521331315
Series: Bird Life
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 28th September 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.64

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