Firenza: Vangelisti, 1682.
Small octavo. Early full vellum. 1f. (recto title within decorative border, verso blank), [iii] (dedication dated Firenze 24 May 1682), [iv]-[vi] ("A Lettori"), [vii]-[xviii] ("Tavola"), [xix]-[xxxv] ("Dell' Origine, e Progressi del Canto Ecclesiastico Discorso Proemiale di Francesco Cionacci Sacerdote Fiorentino" with "Approvazioni" dated 23 July 1681 to foot continued on verso, 306 pp. + 14 pp. index. With decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Contemporary manuscript annotations head of frontispiece and recto of title, with "Spectat ad Contum. SS. Philippi et Jacobi [?]Valtsni" to verso.
With decorative full-page woodcut half-title, two Guidonian hands, and numerous typeset and woodcut musical examples throughout. With occasional contemporary manuscript markings and contemporary annotation to foot of p. 77.
Binding worn and soiled; front endpapers lacking; small hole to rear free endpaper. Minor internal wear and browning; occasional minor foxing and staining; very small pinhole to upper outer margin.
First Edition. Cortot p. 52. Hirsch I 128. Wolffheim I 559. Gregory-Bartlett II, p. 21. RISM BVI p. 228.
"[Coferati] was particularly admired as a teacher, and it was this above all that determined the nature of his publications; the numerous reprints particularly of Il cantore addottrinato and Scolare addottrinato bear witness to the popularity of his methods. In these two manuals he sought to establish rules for the effective composition and performance of church music, contributing, according to his contemporaries, to the codification of the ‘true rule of ecclesiastical singing’." Argia Bertini, revised by Giulia Anna Romana Veneziano in Grove Music Online.
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