The National Music Of The World

Styles & Characteristics Of Regional Music With Sheet Music Examples - Online Book

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CONTENTS OF MUSIC FROM THE WEST.
Great Britain—Wealth of National Melody—Bunting, Jones, Gow, Chappell—Wales—Remarkable Grandeur and Pathos—Primitive Characteristics—Regular Sequence and Perfect Rhythm—Welsh Harp—Some Ancient Tunes No National Dance—-Handel's Borrowings — Ireland — Some Irish Harps and Harp Tunes—Mourning Music—Irish Musical Terms—An Anecdote—The Bagpipe and some Tunes—Rhymsters—Peculiarities of Singers—Scotland Universality of Scotch Airs—Rizzio, the Harper—Bagpipe a Characteristic—Some Airs—The Snuj)—Dances—England —Lack of Distinctive Style—The Hornpipe—Art of Music; in Advance of that of Painting — Shakespeare's Songs The "Macbeth" Music—Arne—Bishop—The Glee—Stevens and Horsley—The Catch—A People who can Read at Sight On Voices—America—Little than can be called their own.







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