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Book/Printed Material A treatise on harmony, containing the chief rules for composing in two, three, and four parts. Dedicated to all lovers of musick, by an admirer of this agreeable science.

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Title

  • A treatise on harmony, containing the chief rules for composing in two, three, and four parts. Dedicated to all lovers of musick, by an admirer of this agreeable science.

Names

  • Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752.

Created / Published

  • London : Printed by W. Pearson, 1731.

Headings

  • -  Harmony
  • -  Counterpoint

Notes

  • -  "In 1730 there was published anonymously 'A [short] treatise on harmony ... ' As the rules contained in the book were those Pepusch was in the habit of imparting to his pupils, and as they were published without the necessary musical examples, he felt compelled to adopt the work, and accordingly in 1731 published a 'Second edition' ... It was conjectured that the first edition was put forth by Viscount Paisley, afterwards Earl of Abercorn."--Grove, Dict. of music.

Medium

  • 2 p. l., 227, [1] p. 1 l. incl. 4 pl. ; 12 x 21 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • MT50.A2 P33
  • Microfilm Music 5000 Item P-023b, Reel 153 Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [1983]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. On reel with other titles.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 05040484

Online Format

  • image

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Pepusch, John Christopher. A treatise on harmony, containing the chief rules for composing in two, three, and four parts. Dedicated to all lovers of musick, by an admirer of this agreeable science. London: Printed by W. Pearson, 1731. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/05040484/.

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Pepusch, J. C. (1731) A treatise on harmony, containing the chief rules for composing in two, three, and four parts. Dedicated to all lovers of musick, by an admirer of this agreeable science. London: Printed by W. Pearson. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05040484/.

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Pepusch, John Christopher. A treatise on harmony, containing the chief rules for composing in two, three, and four parts. Dedicated to all lovers of musick, by an admirer of this agreeable science. London: Printed by W. Pearson, 1731. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05040484/>.