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'Attempt to explain the principles on which the science of music is founded' by Boyce, c. 1777-1778

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MS. Don. c. 136
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'Attempt to explain the principles on which the science of music is founded' by Boyce, consisting of tables of intervals expressed numerically, an account of each interval and its place in ascending and descending scales, and rules for its treatment in composition, c. 1777-8. Notes by Overend and Callcott appear throughout. Letters from Boyce to Overend, 30 Aug. 1777 and 8 Oct. 1778, are on fols.iv and i.

Copyright assigned to John Wall Callcott by Mary Overend, 20 April 1795.

Dates

  • Creation: c. 1777-1778

Extent

188 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Don. c. 136

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by Overend from Boyce's widow, 29th March 1779.

Physical Facet

Calf binding, repaired for the Royal Institution

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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