A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) (Volume by G. Grove

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) (Volume by G. Grove

By G. Grove

This can be a reissue of the 1st variation of George Grove's Dictionary of song and Musicians, which has considering advanced to turn into the most important and such a lot authoritative paintings of its sort in English. The venture grew within the making: the identify web page of quantity 1 (1879) refers to 'two volumes', yet by the point quantity four seemed in 1889 there has been additionally a 300-page appendix and a separate index quantity. The dictionary used to be a world project, with individuals from Paris, Leipzig, Berlin, Vienna and Boston along these established in Britain. It used to be 'intended to provide a good and lengthy stated wish' coming up from the elevated curiosity in all features of song, which was once 'rapidly changing into a necessary department of education', and to cater for the pro whereas being obtainable to the beginner. it's a attention-grabbing record of musical tastes and values within the past due Victorian interval.

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H. ] ADDISON, JOHN, the son of an ingenious village mechanic, at an early age displayed a taste for music, and learned to play upon several instruments. Having, about 1793, married Miss Willems, a niece of Reinhold, the bass singer, a lady possessed of a fine voice and considerable taste, he conceived the idea of pursuing music as a profession. Soon after her marriage Mrs. Addison made a successful appearance at Vauxhall Gardens. Addison then went with his wife to Liverpool, where he entered on his professional career as a performer on the double bass, an instrument to which, as an orchestral player, he afterwards confined himself.

E. J. ] ACCORDION (Ger. BandharmoniJca, also Ziehharmonilca). A portable instrument of the free-reed species, invented at Vienna by Damian, in the year 1829. It consists of a small pair of hand-bellows, to one side of which is affixed a key-board, containing, according to the size of the instrument, from five to fifty keys. These keys open valves admitting the wind to metal reeds, the latter being so arranged that each key sounds two notes, the one in expanding, the other in compressing the bellows.

Fi - li - um tu - urn. A . men. any single voice, either in the open air, or in 5. There are also the accents for reciting the buildings too large to be easily filled by any one Holy Scriptures, viz. the Cantus or Tonus person reciting in the perpetually changing tones lectionis, or ordinary reading chant; the Tonus of ordinary speech. They may also be con- Capituli for office lessons; the Cantus sidered as the impersonal utterance of the lan- Prophetarum the or Prophetiae, for reading the guage of corporate authority, as distinguished Prophets or other books not Gospels or Epistles ; from the oratorical emphasis of individual elo the Cantus Epistolae and Evangelii for the cution.

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