A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Greek Words and Phrases

A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Greek Words and Phrases

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...or still another follows; transient (transitory, passing), when the original tonic is speedily reaffirmed by a cadence... Chromatic modulation, one effected by the use of chromatic intervals; diatonic m., one effected by the aid of diatonic intervals; enharmonic m., one effected through employing enharmonic changes to alter the significance of tones or intervals. Mod'ulator. See Tonic Sol-fa. Mo'dus (Lat.) Mode. Moll (Ger.) Minor...Moll'akkord, minor chord...Moltdreihlang, minor triad...Moll'tonart, minor key... Molttonleiter, minor scale; etc., etc. Mol'le (Lat, "soft.") A term probably first used in the 10th century to designate the B rotun'dum (fi molle, =(), in opposition to the B quadra'tum (B du'rum, fl, the modern HQ). Later it was applied to the hexachord f--d, in which bi was substituted for /'3; and, finally, to the minor key and triad (with flat third). Mollemen'te (It.) Softly, gently. Mol'Iis (Lat.) See Mo lie. Moloss(e). (Lat. mohssus.) A metrical foot of 3 long syllables ( ). Mol'to, -a (It.) Much, very; as molto adagio, very slowly; molto allegro, very fast... Pi molto, exceedingly, extremely. Momen'tulum (Lat.) A 16th-rest. Momen'tum (Lat.) An 8th-rest. Mon'ochord. (Fr. monocorde; It. monocor'do.) I. A very ancient instr. for the precise mathematical determination of the intervals, consisting of a single string stretched over a soundboard and provided with a bridge sliding on a graduated scale, by means of which any desired division of the string could be isolated, and intervals of true pitch obtained.--An instr. of the same name, but furnished with several strings for the purpose of obtaining harmonic effects, was the precursor of the clavichord.--2. The tromba marina.--3. A clavichord.--4. (Ger., recent.) A kind of...show more

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