Matthias Henriksen Schacht Musicus Danicus eller Danske Sangmester. Matthias Henriksen SCHACHT, Godtfred Skjerne, ed.

Matthias Henriksen Schacht Musicus Danicus eller Danske Sangmester

København: Hagerups, 1928.

Large quarto. Original publisher's dark ivory wrappers printed in red and black. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title printed in red and black, verso copyright), 1f. (recto dedication to Andre Pirro, verso blank), 1f. (foreword), xxxii, 400 pp. Unopened.

Limited to 250 copies.

Wrappers somewhat worn; small edge tears. Light uniform browning; occasional foxing.

"Among the manuscripts that [Schacht] left at his early death was one on music entitled Musicus danicus eller Danske sangmester, completed on 1 January 1687 ... This work, whose four parts cover singing, theory, composition and playing from thoroughbass respectively, is of particular interest for the fact that it begins with a biographical dictionary of musicians, the first known attempt at such a work. It was known to E.L. Gerber, who used it in the preparation of his own Tonkünstler-Lexicon (1790–92), but his theory that Schacht drew on a lost work by Meibom is without foundation. Schacht was also a composer, but none of his music has survived." John Bergsagel in Grove Music Online.

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