Observations on the Florid Song; or, Sentiments on the Ancient and Modern Singers, Written in Italian. Useful for all performers, instrumental as well as vocal. To which are added Explanatory Annotations, and Examples in Musick

Tosi, Pier. Francesco. Mr. Galliard (translator)

Published by William Reeves Bookseller Ltd., Publisher, London, 1926
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Reprinted from the second edition. Gray paper covered boards with a white cloth spine. In glassine jacket. 184 pp., plus 6 fold out plates of music in the rear. A classic work providing insight into the teaching and practice of singing, exploring Baroque music and its technical aspects. Written primarily for the teacher of singing, Tosi advocated several techniques that were printed in this work for the first time (see Wikipedia). Tosi was an Italian born singer and composer, working in Italy, England and in the service of the Austrian Emperor Joseph I during the late 1600s, early 1700s. GOOD condition. Minor browning, soiling and scuffing to the covers, with some scuffing and bumping along the extremities. Glassine scuffed and dulled. Minor foxing in the interior, mostly to the plates at the rear. One plate DETACHED and laid in. Faint musty odor. Bookseller Inventory # 007600

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Title: Observations on the Florid Song; or, ...

Publisher: William Reeves Bookseller Ltd., Publisher, London

Publication Date: 1926

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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