A General History of Music by Charles Burney

By Charles Burney

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And d, were used in all the three genera, whereas G were peculiar to the diatonic, C# and F# to the chromatic, and Bx Ex and Ax to ttie enharmonic. complete scale of each genus in modem notes will explain this matter better than words. E A D A Isttet. ^ 2fndtet ^ 3rd tqt^ 4th tet 5th tet t-7S Diaton. Chrom. Enhar. Proslam. Hence J "ST*"** appears that the regular diatonic scale consisted, like the modern, of tones and semitones ; the chromatic, of semitones and minor thirds ; and the enharmonic, of quarter-tones and major thirds ; distinctions which seem to have been long religiously observed in Greece ; as the lyre was allowed but four strings to each tetrachord, and flutes were bored in a particular manner for each genus, in which no provision was made for producing the tones peculiar to the other two.

No. cccclxxxi. p. 226, and Martyn's Abridg. Vol. X. Part * 1667-1752. Specialized in the study of Greek musical theory. m He for the a well-known and and became the work he did for Vox,, i. 3 popular composer" "The Beggar's Opera " and stage. i, p. " 33 A GENERAL HISTORY OF MUSIC No instances of these inverted scales are to be found, however, in Aristoxenus, Euclid, or any of the oldest and best writers. and some other of the more modern compilers, Boethius, Bryennius, have, indeed, puzzled the cause by ambiguous expressions, which seem to bear such construction (r) ; and Dr.

Critique, c. iii. p. 85. is Why *A of art made by Thomas Howard, the second Earl of Arundel (c. 15851646). The marbles and a considerable number of statues were donated to Oxford University in 1667 and are usually known as the Arundel Marbles. C. in the island of Paros. C. C. The following extract from Evelyn's Diary (Sept. 19, 1667} is of interest : " To London, with Mr. Henry Howard, of Norfolk, of whom I obtained the gift of his Arunddian Marbles, those celebrated and famous inscriptions Greek and Latin, gathered with so much cost and industry from Greece, by his illustrious grandfather, the magnificent Earl of Arundel, noble friend whilst he lived.

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