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JEROME CARDAN, Writings on Music

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MSD 32  JEROME CARDAN, Writings on Music

Introduction, translation, and edition by Clement A. Miller.

        1st. ed.     1973
    27 cm     227 pp.

MSD 32   978-1-59551-269-7   $60.00

Contents
Portrait of Cardan Frontispiece
Preface   11
Introduction   15
PART I
On Music (Opera Omnia X, p. 105)
CHAPTER
  1. In Praise of Music and its Excellence   37
  2. Principles and Elements of Music   37
  3. Genera of Tetrachords   49
  4. Differences of Musical Instruments   51
  5. The Cause of Sound in Instruments and the Difference Between Materials from which Instruments are Constructed   52
  6. The Excellence of Instruments   55
  7. The Individual and Common Properties of Instruments of the Second Type, and the Function of their Sound Holes   56
  8. Techniques of Playing Instruments of the Second Type   60
  9 On Recorders, Their Shape and Secrets   62

PART II
On Music (MS 5850)
CHAPTER
  1. Principles and Axioms of Music   73
  2. The Origin of Tones in an Octave   76
  3. Tetrachords of the Diatonic Genus   77
  4. Dieses and Commas   78
  5. Ancient Music   78
  6. The Chromatic Tetrachord   80
  7. The Enharmonic Genus in Tetrachords   82
  8. Table of Intervals   83
  9. Sound, Tone, Their Causes and Nature   85
  10. The Causes of Consonant and Dissonant Tones and Their Differences   87
  11. The Chromatic Tetrachord and the Pentadecachord   90
  12. Confutation of the Pentadecachord   91
  13. The Enharmonic Tetrachord and the Pentadecachord   93
  14. Divisions of Ancient Music   96
  15. Modes   97
  16. Exposition of Terms   101
  17. Rhythms of the Second Kind   102
  18. The General Nature of Music and Its Order   104
  19. On the Inventor of the Art and on Vocal Music   107
  20. Poetry and Song   108
  21. Instruments   110
  22. Solution of a Question Proposed Earlier   116
  23. Dancing   117
  24. The Order of all Ancient Music Reduced to One Element   120
  25. The Seven-fold Diatonic Order of Hexachords of Guido d'Arezzo, or the Beginning of the New Music of Our Time   123
  26. Semitones   126
  27. Signs and the Smallest Parts of Tones or Semitones   127
  28. Keys and Mutations   129
  29. Tones   130
  30. Mode and Prolation   133
  31. Ligatures   135
  32. Dots   136
  33. Syncopation   136
  34. Temporal Values and Their Proportions   137
  35. The Rules of Artistic Music   138
  36. Rules of Perfect Imitation   142
  37. The Composition of Songs or Counterpoint   144
  38. The Composition of Songs According to Useful Rules   146
  39. The Composition of Songs According to Ornate Rules   149
  40. Example of Canons   153
  41. The Cittern, Harp, and Two Kinds of Lire   172
  42. On the Lyre and Cithara   174
  43. The Examination of a Lira   178
  44. Precepts for Singers   182
  45. Rules for Instrumental Performance and for Woodwind Players (Tibicines)   188

PART III
Selected Writings on Music
Three Genera, a Monochord of Vicentino, a Lute of Lucretia Todescha, and Precepts of Singing   193
On the Value of Music   197
On the Lyra and the Lira   199
Musical Problems   207
On Bells   210
On Gombert, Phinot, and Carpentras   210
The Sense of Hearing 211
On Music and a Symphony of Many Voices   215
Appendices   217
Bibliography   221
Index   224

 

2022-05-01  

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