A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, Volume 2

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Novello, Ewer & Company, 1875 - Music

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Page 614 - That we on earth, with undiscording voice May rightly answer that melodious noise ; As once we did, till disproportion'd sin Jarr'd against nature's chime, and with harsh din Broke the fair music that all creatures made To their great Lord, whose love their motion sway'd In perfect diapason, whilst they stood In first obedience, and their state of good.
Page 547 - Touching musical harmony, whether by instrument or by voice, it being but of high and low in sounds a due proportionable disposition, such notwithstanding is the force thereof, and so pleasing effects it hath in that very part of man which is most divine, that some have been thereby induced to think that the soul itself by nature, is, or hath in it harmony.
Page 521 - Nay, their endeavour keeps in the wonted pace : but there is, sir, an eyry of children, little eyases, that cry out on the top of question, and are most tyrannically clapp'd for't : these are now the fashion ; and so berattle the common stages, (so they call them.) that many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose quills, and dare scarce come thither.
Page 819 - Tom") WIT AND MIRTH ; or, PILLS TO PURGE MELANCHOLY. Being a Collection of the best Merry Ballads and Songs, Old and New. Fitted to all Humours, having each their proper Tune for either Voice or Instrument ; most of the Songs being new set.
Page 547 - In harmony the very image and character even of Virtue and Vice is perceived, the mind delighted with their resemblances, and brought by having them often iterated into a love of the things themselves. For which cause there is nothing more contagious and pestilent than some kinds of harmony ; than some, nothing more strong and potent unto good.
Page 543 - Christ was the word that spake it; He took the bread and brake it; And what the word did make it, That I believe, and take it.
Page 547 - ... iterated into a love of the things themselves. For which cause there is nothing more contagious and pestilent than some kinds of harmony; than some, nothing more strong and potent unto good. And that there is such a difference of one kind from another, we need no proof but our own experience, inasmuch as we are at the hearing of some more inclined unto sorrow and heaviness, of some more mollified and softened in mind ; one kind apter to stay and settle us, another to move and stir our affections;...
Page 809 - York and its neighbourhood as they were at the end of the last century and at the beginning of this. And in deference to the feelings of some masculine contributors of
Page 547 - ... of the thing itself, when it drowneth not utterly, but fitly suiteth with matter altogether sounding to the praise of God, is in truth most admirable, and doth much edify, if not the understanding, because it teacheth not, yet surely the affection, because therein it worketh much. They must have hearts very dry and tough, from whom the melody of the psalms doth not sometime draw that wherein a mind religiously affected delighteth.
Page 744 - Author he has faithfully endeavoured a just imitation of the most fam'd Italian Masters ; principally, to bring the Seriousness and gravity of that sort of Musick into vogue, and reputation among our Country-men, whose humour, 'tis time now, should begin to loath the levity and balladry of our neighbours...

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