Flaccus (Composer)

Flaccus (Composer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Flaccus is a composer from the 2nd century BC, of whom little is known. He was either a freedman or a slave of one of Terence's patrons and wrote musical scores for Terence's comedies (playing or composing music was no occupation for a free citizen). Terence mentions him specifically in the opening didascalia to each of his comedies, and in addition mentions the type of double reed pipe to be used in each. Some further commentary on the musical modes employed has puzzled scholars: it is not known whether Terence refers to melodies or musical metres.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Soph Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136232235
  • 9786136232232