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Arthur Wood: 'Musica Practica. An Essay... for a Compendium of Practical Music in Two Parts'

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MS. Mus. e. 32

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Apparently never published treatise 'Musica Practica. An Essay... for a Compendium of Practical Music in Two Parts. 1. Of the Rudiments. 2. Of Composition. Also rules for the Accompanyments to A Bass. With Instructions for Tuning, & Stringing, the Harpsichord. Ar. Wood. Written in the second quarter of the 18th cent. Fair copy of a nearly completed work. The last published work to which reference is made is The Tonometer, by Ambrose Warren, 1725 (p. 101). Corrections were written on slips and pasted in: one of these (p. 49b) already bore the date 1728; another (p. 52c) contains a reference to the French edition of Rameau [Traité de l'harmonie, 1722, English translation of part of which was published as A Treatise of Musick in 1752].

On pp. 98 and 105 are notes by Samuel Ellis on strings for 'modern Piano-Fortes' dated 1794.

xiii + 155 pages. Pp. 79-83, 104-118 left blank by Arthur Wood.

Dates

  • 1728-1794

Extent

168 pages

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. e. 32

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16764

Overview

'Musica Practica'. An Essay... for a Compendium of Practical Music in Two Parts', 1728-1794.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Wood was a music theorist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1942.

Physical Facet

Irregularly quired, with many leaves added and others removed. Watermark resembles Heawood 420. Late 19th-cent. binding inscribed 'Musica Practica-A. Wood. 1730', probably copied from the original cover.

Dimensions

Upright quarto
Title
Arthur Wood: 'Musica Practica. An Essay... for a Compendium of Practical Music in Two Parts'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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