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Source: US-SACowens Thomas Morley: Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke

Printed book, 1597; provenance: England

private library of Prof J A Owens [US-SACowens]
Thomas Morley: Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke

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IMSLP record

Online complete text transcription by Peter M. Lefferts and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene

DIAMM information (this information supersedes that given in RISM or the Census Catalogue) (JCM, 2011):

Printed in 1597, Thomas Morley's self-teaching primer for music, in three sections. Describes all information needed to sing (mensurations, pricking etc); how to sing a discant on a plainsong or ground; how to composer in three, four, five or more parts. The text is interspersed with examples and new compositions by Morley and English and continental masters.

218 pp of text + 4 pp preface & frontispiece.

Please send corrections or new information to diamm[at]music.ox.ac.uk for consideration by the editorial board

England , London
black void mensural


Table of contents

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Persons and places
  • dedicatee: William Byrd
  • mentioned in liminary text: Anthony Holborne
  • author of liminary text: Anthony Holborne

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