By John Stainer (editor), William Barrett (editor)
This illustrated dictionary, written through the prolific Victorian composer Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) - top remembered at the present time for his oratorio The Crucifixion - and W. A. Barrett, was once first released by means of Novello in 1876. It offers 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 reasons of the Italian phrases for tempi, via descriptions of old tools to expansive articles on such subject matters as acoustics, copyright, hymn tunes, the larynx and temperament. That it consequently ran to numerous additional variants means that it supplied welcome counsel for the concert-going public within the 19th century.
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1) The same as resolution, or that supply gaps in passages of intervals. See also PASSING NOTE, SUS- arcato, or coll' arco. (2) The use of the bow. ) The bow with PENSION, and SYNCOPATION. ) A note leant upon which stringed instruments are played. v. ) To make ready, to pre- to have been invented about the year 1537 in Italy, described by Salinas as having each pare for playing, to set in tune. tone divided into parts, of which three were A p r e m i e r e v u e ( F r . ) ) .. c . • , . jf At first sight.
Of Barnard's Church music, connection of the word Anthem with responds printed in this manner, no perfect copy is and invitatories in the preface to the Prayerknown to exist, as even the parts intended book, would seem to imply alternate singing. for the several voices on the Decani and Can- The word Anthem is used three times in toris sides of the choir were published in the Prayer-book, to the Venite, to the portions of Scripture appointed to be sung in place of separate and distinct books. the Venite on Easter-day, and in the Rubric 6.
Paul's however, this direction was omitted, the Cross, being called his Anthem—and also tradition of their retention would doubtless to secular compositions as as sacred. " Shakspeare makes Falstaff use but this was not done, as a reference to the the word with a very different application; Anthems in Barnard's Collections, and to and the "Boar's Head Carol" annually sung the words in Clifford's Anthem-book, suffi- at Queen's College in Oxford, was until ently shows. 'From avTiytovoQ, or according to some, copies.
A Dictionary of Musical Terms by John Stainer (editor), William Barrett (editor)