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Archbishop of Compostella to Rome, and there cultivated, honoured, and made an Abate of Saint Pancrazius, of Rocca Scalegna, by His Holiness Paul the Fourth. The work by Salinas, written in Latin and published in 1577, appears to be in advance of its time, especially in its treatment and recognition of our subject—national melody. Some of the Spanish and Moorish specimens cited there­from by Mr. Graham,11 noted (of course, from ear) by Salinas, are curious, as not indicating any of those peculiarities of interval and rhythm which we have come to consider as characteristic of Spanish music. Here is a tune on six notes of the octave, as formal as if Moore had fitted it to his son£.
Ex. 15. Let Erin remember the Days of Old.
This, in its simplicity and absolute orderliness of interval, is akin to the phrases of Turkish melody given in a former page of this essay.
Now, seeing that the Peninsula is by nature so
11 Art. 'Music,' Encyclopaedia Britawnica, ed. 7.

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