Syntagma Musicum: De Organographia v.2

Syntagma Musicum: De Organographia v.2

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People are now making and playing many Renaissance and early baroque instruments which until recently were not even mentioned in standard dictionaries. Praetorius's De Organographia , first published in 1618, can be called the book behind the revival. While it has long been an essential tool for musicologists, it is now exercising a wider, more popular appeal as the growing multitude of instrument makers and players seeks to base its efforts on this documentation Praetorius has provided. No comparable work gives us the wide range, the clarity of description, and above all the scale drawings that we find in Praetorius. This edition of De Organographia , translated and edited by David Crookes, fulfils the need in the present post-revival circumstances for a new translation. Mr Crookes, who is a qualified instrument maker, has added a commentary to help the reader with problems (some literary, but mostly technical) arising from the text. Students of music, performers of early music, and instrument makers.
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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 190.5 x 248.92 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Latin
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • halftones, line drawings
  • 019316406X
  • 9780193164062

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