How Music Grew: From Prehistoric Times to the Present Day

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925 - 602 pages

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Page 458 - For the Use, Edification, and Comfort of the Saints in Publick and Private, especially in New England.
Page 26 - And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand ; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously ; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Page 29 - By the rivers of Babylon There we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion. Upon the willows in the midst thereof We hanged up our harps. For there they that led us captive required of us songs, And they that wasted us required of us mirth : ' Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Page 259 - Some say, compar'd to Bononcini, That Mynheer Handel's but a ninny ; Others aver that he to Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a candle.' Strange all this difference should be Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
Page 196 - Composed by three famous masters: William Byr.d, Dr. John Bull, and Orlando Gibbons...
Page 111 - Kouros most Great, I give thee hail, Kronian, Lord of all that is wet and gleaming, thou art come at the head of thy Daimones. To Dikte for the Year, Oh, march, and rejoice in the dance and song...
Page 27 - Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.
Page 366 - You are a man of genius but you write such eccentric stuff, it is hardly possible to sing it." Never did Wagner feel that he was at fault, so great was his faith in his ideas of doing away with arias, of not having stopping places in an opera, just to begin some other song, and of making the words equally important to the jnusic.
Page 204 - Humphreys, lately returned from France, and is an absolute Monsieur, as full of form, and confidence, and vanity, and disparages everything, and everybody's skill but his own.
Page 306 - Ye know why the forms are fair, ye hear how the tale is told; It is all triumphant art, but art in obedience to laws...

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