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By John Stainer (editor), William Barrett (editor)

This illustrated dictionary, written by way of the prolific Victorian composer Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) - most sensible remembered this present day for his oratorio The Crucifixion - and W. A. Barrett, used to be first released via Novello in 1876. It presents definitions for 'the leader musical phrases met with in medical, theoretical, and functional treatises, and within the extra universal annotated programmes and newspaper criticisms', starting from brief motives of the Italian phrases for tempi, via descriptions of historical tools to expansive articles on such themes as acoustics, copyright, hymn tunes, the larynx and temperament. That it to that end ran to a number of additional versions means that it supplied welcome suggestions for the concert-going public within the 19th century.

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For we read that the good lessons in plain-chant given to the French clergy, when Pope Stephen II. was the guest of Pepin, King of France, were soon forgotten; and that in the time of his son, Charlemagne, the church-song had become exceedingly corrupt. Charlemagne, for the purpose of remedying this, obtained the services and help of Theodore and Benoit, who carried with them from Rome a copy of the Antiphoner of Gregory, which the Pope himself (Adrian) had noted. antiphoners. And later on, in the 12th century, we find.

By some it is understood to mean, not so slow as andante: by others, rather slower than andante. " Andante sostenuto, moderately, and very smoothly. , Go straight on. ) To go in time. Keep to the time. ) Ardently, eagerly, pantingly. ) I Shortness of breath. Anemochord. A variety of the Eolian harp, made by Jacob Schnell, in Paris, 1789. ] Anemometer. ) Pleasing, agreeable. ) 1 The English contra danse. ] Anglican Chant. ) Anguish, grief, distress, passion. )) anxiously. ) With extreme sorrow. ) Anxious, painful.

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