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Book/Printed Material The grounds and rules of musick explained, or, An introduction to the art of singing by note. Fitted to the meanest capacities

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Title

  • The grounds and rules of musick explained, or, An introduction to the art of singing by note. Fitted to the meanest capacities

Names

  • Walter, Thomas, 1696-1725.

Created / Published

  • Boston : Printed and sold by Benjamin Mecom, 1760.

Headings

  • -  Sight-singing

Notes

  • -  Contains "Thoughts on poetry and musick: by Dr. Watts" (verso of t.p.) "A Recommendatory preface," dated Boston, April 18, 1721, and signed by Increase and Cotton Mather and 13 other ministers, the name of Peter Thacher heading the list (iii p.) Explanation of musical characters ([1] p.) "Some brief and very plain instructions for singing by note" (25 p.) Music (engraved) consisting of "Rules for tuning the voice" (leaf 1) followed by hymn tunes arranged for 3 parts (leaves 2-24).
  • -  Imperfect: t.p. and leaves 4 and 21-24 of music supplied in photostat facsimile from a copy in the Massachusetts historical society's collection. The identity of the edition is established by certain typographical peculiarities (e.g. the short top line of staff in last column on p. [iv]) which differenciate it from the undated edition printed by Mecom for Thomas Johnston between 1757 and 1760.

Medium

  • 1 p. l., iii, [1], 25 p. 24 numb. l. : ill., music ; 13 x 18 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • M2116 .W23
  • Microfilm Music 5000 Item W-006c, Reel 206 Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [1984]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. On reel with other titles.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 12002617

Online Format

  • image

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Walter, T. (1760) The grounds and rules of musick explained, or, An introduction to the art of singing by note. Fitted to the meanest capacities. Boston: Printed and sold by Benjamin Mecom. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/12002617/.

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Walter, Thomas. The grounds and rules of musick explained, or, An introduction to the art of singing by note. Fitted to the meanest capacities. Boston: Printed and sold by Benjamin Mecom, 1760. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/12002617/>.