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Author Prelleur, Peter, 1705?-1741.

Title The modern musick-master, or, the universal musician, : containing, i. An introduction to singing, after so easy a method, that persons of the meanest capacities may (in a short time) learn to sing (in tune) any song that is set to musick. ii. Directions for playing on the flute; with a scale for transposing any piece of musick to the properest keys fot that instrument. iii. The newest method for learners on the German flute, as improv’d by the greatest masters of the age. iv. Instructions upon the hautboy, in a more familiar method than any extant. v. The art of playing on the violin; with a new scale shewing how to stop every flat or sharp note, exactly in tune, and where the shifts of the hand should be made. vi. The harpsichord illustrated & improv’d; wherein is shewn the Italian manner of fingering, with sets of lessons for beginers, & those who are already proficients on that instrument and the organ; with rules for attaining to play a thorough-bass in which is included a large collection of airs, and lessons, adapted to the several instruments, extracted from the works of Mr. Handel, Bononcini, Albinoni, and other eminent masters. With a brief history of musick; wherein is related the several changes, additions, and improvements, from its origin to this present time. To which is added, a musical dictionary, explaining such Greek, Latin, Italian, and French words as generally occur in musick. Curiously adorn’d with cuts representing the manner of performing on every instrument. Finely engrav’d on above 320 plates.

Published London : Printing-Office in Bow Church Yard, 1730.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail Music RB  LHD 204    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description [iv], 48, 48, 48, 48, 48, 48, 20, 4 p., plates (some folded) : ill. music ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes indices.
Notes RISM B/VI², p. 667
Herlin, Denis. Hanson-Dyer, 204
Local note Music RB copy has ex libris of J.B.H. Bennet, with ms. inscription: "given to him by the Revd Hugh Bailye" inside front cover.
Music RB copy has inscription: "Henry White Cathedral-Close. Lichtfield Thursday. Saint Cecilias Day. November XXII. MDCCCXXVII" inside front cover.
Music RB copy has visiting card of "Mr J.H. Webb" taped inside front cover.
Music RB copy from the Collection of Louise Hanson-Dyer.
Other author Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
Bononcini, Giovanni, 1670-1747
Albinoni, Tomaso, 1671-1750
University of Melbourne. Hanson-Dyer music collection
Subject Music -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- England -- 18th century.
Music -- Dictionaries -- Early works to 1800.
Singing -- Methods -- Early works to 1800.
Singing -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Recorder -- Methods -- Early works to 1800.
Recorder -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Flute -- Methods -- Early works to 1800.
Flute -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Oboe -- Methods -- Early works to 1800.
Oboe -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Violin -- Methods -- Early works to 1800.
Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Harpsichord -- Methods -- Early works to 1800.
Harpsichord -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Operas -- Excerpts, Arranged.
Local author Bennet, J. B. H. Former owner.
White, Henry Former owner.
Hanson-Dyer, Louise, 1884-1962 Former owner.