Harvard Dictionary of Music

Harvard Dictionary of Music

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A dictionary of music history and theory, including entries on musical instruments, famous compositions, and the music of individual countries and ethnic groups.The texts are chiefly love poems in affected precieux language, some of them in * vers mesure. The repetition of each of the ... Dance-song form cultivated in Argentina and Chile between 1830 and 1860 and almost extinct today. It consisted of two ... The Akathistos belongs to the general species of Byzantine poetry known as kontakion [see Byzantine chant II] and consists of a prologue and 24 stanzas whose initial letters comprise the Greek alphabet (acrostic). It is the only kontakionanbsp;...

Title:Harvard Dictionary of Music
Author:Willi Apel
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1969


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