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Song writing for beginners

Included in a batch of recent antiquarian additions to the Music Department here at the UL is a fascinating volume entitled The Melographicon (MR574.c.80.15). Published in 1826, The Melographicon claims to be “An entirely new and highly amusing musical work, by which an … Continue reading

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Music and Science

Exploring the relationship between music and science is a vast area of research which has evolved significantly over the past centuries. The obvious place to start is in Ancient Greece in the 6th century BC with Pythagoras, who has been … Continue reading

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Renaissance musical treasures at the Pendlebury Library of Music

In the Pendlebury Library collection there are three printed books particularly representative of musical culture in sixteenth century Italy. They concern respectively music theory, musical pedagogy, and polyphony. The oldest of them is the treatise Musica Theorica by Ludovico Fogliani, published … Continue reading

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