The Oxford Harmony is designed to give a complete practical course of instruction in all branches of the subject. It consists of two volumes, of which this is the second. In Chapters I-XII Andrews discusses the development of chromatic harmony and modulation, with numerous illustrations from standard classics. In the remaining eight chapters he deals with writing for strings, pianoforte accompaniments, setting words to music, unaccompanied choral writing, the harmonization of figured and ground bases, and pedal notes. There are also thirty0four exercises to be worked by the student. Throughout the book emphasis is laid on the actual practice of composers whose work has stood the test of time, rather than on cut and dried text-book rules. While examination requirements have been carefully borne in mind, the discussions of many problems of composition in particular can be enjoyed by anyone interested in the subject. English composer and organist Herbert Kennedy Andrews (1904-1965) was born in County Down and educated Bedford School and the Royal College of Music, London. Andrews earned two doctorates in music from Trinity College, Dublin, and New College, Oxford. He was organist and choirmaster at Beverley Minster, 1934-1938 and was appointed organist at New College, Oxford, in 1938. The remainder of his career was spent at Oxford, as a lecturer in music and subsequently Fellow of New College and Balliol. Andrews also taught at the Royal College of Music. His publications include An Introduction to the Technique of Palestrina (Novello, 1958); The Technique of Byrd's Vocal Polyphony (Oxford, 1966); and articles on early polyphonic music, particularly that of William Byrd.
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Book Description Oxford Univ. Pr., 1950. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95392735