A Briefe and Short Instruction on the Art of Musicke (Bevin, Elway)

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Publisher. Info. London: R. Young, 1631
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Work Title A Briefe and Short Instruction on the Art of Musicke
Alternative. Title A briefe and short instruction of the art of musicke : to teach how to make discant, of all proportions that are in vse: very necessary for all such as are desirous to attaine to knowledge in the art ; and may by practice, if they can sing, soone be able to compose three, foure, and five parts: and also to compose all sorts of canons that are usuall, by these directions of two or three parts in one, upon the plain-song
Composer Bevin, Elway
First Publication. 1631
Language English
Dedication Bishop of Gloucester
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance

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A book of music theory with many puzzle canons. Bevin was famous for his canons in his day, and published two books of them, but both are lost.