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A dictionary of musical terms

containing upwards of 9000 English, French, German, Italian, Latin and Greek words and phrases, preceded by rules for the pronunciation of Italian, German and French

by Theodore Baker

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Published by G. Schirmer in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith a supplement containing an English-Italian vocabulary for composers
The Physical Object
Pagination239 p.
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24430911M
OCLC/WorldCa4459579

Chanson French: 'song'. An electronic instrument which produces sound using a keyboard which controls oscillating frequencies. T Tempo Italian: 'time'. This book lists works, composers, performers with a full bibliography and index. Stanley Sadie Editor. Leitmotif A short, recurring musical phrase, usually associated with a character, idea, event or object.

Dramatic Action vs. Hymn - A song of praise and glorification. Usually, triads have a particular arrangement of tones, whole steps and half steps. Examines commissioned scores, classified and cross indexed by country. Pitch is measured in hertz, and is generally organised in a system known as 'equal temperament', a system of tuning in which different notes have a standardised pitch ratio.

Three volume set. National Library ikn Toronto. If 'sinfonietta Fr. Nocturne - A musical composition that has a romantic or dreamy character with nocturnal associations. Carman, with William K. This is a good source book for music libraries, conductors and concert program writers.


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A dictionary of musical terms by Theodore Baker Download PDF Ebook

It has since been updated. Instrumentation - Arrangement of music for a combined number of instruments. These terms are the fundamental building blocks of all music. Octet A piece of music written for A dictionary of musical terms book performers.

The third volume is the supplement plus more complete bibliographies, glossary, complete index. Lists word, language and English meanings but no definitions.

Klangfarbenmelodie - The technique of altering the tone color of a single note or musical line by changing from one instrument to another in the middle of a note or line. The piano is a perfect instrument for many different styles of music including pop and jazz. Coda - the end, tail, or closing section of a song Common time - this is a typical beat of 4 beats per measure.

Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. Neoclassical Neoclassicism is a style of music used by composers in the 20th Century which incorporate Classical and Baroque structures within their works.

Judith E. Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. You can also download at any time in your Digital Library. Bold Strummer Ltd. This is out of date, but still contains interesting information. The new dictionaries join the expanding universe of Oxford's concise reference books, a kind of home reference library of which there are now over a hundred titles: these range from Popes and Politics to Language Toolkit and Better Wordpower, not forgetting Saints and Science and Slang and Rhyming Slang.

Musical terms: A glossary of useful terminology

Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion. Humoresque A piece A dictionary of musical terms book music with a humorous feel. Let us, for example, turn to the letter S: scemando, schietto, schmeichelnd, schmetternd, and stiracchiato respectively 'dying away', 'openly', 'coaxing', 'blaring', and 'expanding' are all terms that bear witness to our age's post-formalist concern with refining musical diction a concern, admittedly, shared by the Harvard Dictionary.

An instruction meaning to play lightly and without force. The Oxford Companion to Music is an essential resource to Western music, completely updated for this brand-new edition.

Natural - A symbol in sheet music that returns a note to its original pitch after it has been augmented or diminished. Both Debussy and Ravel resented their music being described thusas they felt it suggested their music had little formal and structural value.

Glissando From the French 'glisser', meaning to slide.List of musical terminology synonyms, List of musical terminology pronunciation, List of musical terminology translation, English dictionary definition of List of musical terminology.

adv. & adj. Music With moderate volume or in a subdued tone.

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Word of the day tail. The English translation for coda. [French] queue (f) or partie_finale (f); [German] anhang (n) or schlussteil (m) or schwanz (m); [Italian. The Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms Edited by Alison Latham Oxford Quick Reference. The most comprehensive one-volume dictionary of musical terms available; An ideal book for students and A dictionary of musical terms book of music, and for musicians, concert-goers, people who belong to choirs, and all those who enjoy playing or listening to music.Book definition is pdf a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory.

How to use book in a sentence.Dictionary of definitions and explanations of a variety of common musical terms beginning with the letter V.A Brief Ebook of Musical Terms Glossary of Musical Terms.

Term Definition; A cappella - One ebook more vocalists performing without an accompaniment. Accelerando - A symbol used in musical notation indicating to gradually quicken tempo. Accessible - Music that is easy to listen to and understand.

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