Arte minima (Silva, Manuel Nunes da)
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Lisbon: João Galrão, 1685.
Lisbon: Miguel Manescal, 1704.
Lisbon: Antonio Manesca, 1725.
|Work Title||Arte minima|
|Alternative Title||Title-page transcription
|Composer||Silva, Manuel Nunes da|
|Dedication||Blessed Virgin Mary|
- According to Grove Music, this treatise has sections on polyphony, counterpoint, plainchant, and a "‘Trattado das Explanaçoens’ embracing the following topics: ‘The excellences of music and how it should be used’, ‘Who invented and developed music’, ‘Musical definitions and distinctions’, ‘Signs, deductions, notes [of the hexachord], properties and mutations’, ‘Clefs, divisions and genera’, ‘Intervals’, ‘Modes’, ‘Figured music’, ‘Mensural music’ and ‘The many forms of music’."