Elements of Musical Composition;. William CROTCH.

Elements of Musical Composition;

comprehending the Rules of Thorough Bass and the Theory of Tuning ... Second Edition

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1833.

Small quarto. Full mid-brown textured cloth. 1f. (recto blank, verso Plate 2), 1f. (recto title, verso blank, [i] (preface to the first and second editions), [i] (blank), [v]-viii (contents), [i] (blank), [i] (Plate I), 101, [i] (printer's note) pp., 1f. (publisher's catalogue of Crotch's works) + 59 pp. engraved musical examples + 4 plates diagrams: Plate I illustrates naturals, sharps, flats, double sharps, and double flats; Plate II three views of the monochord; and Plates III and IV the scale, tuning, temperament, monochord, etc.

With 16-page publisher's catalogue dated June 1838 carrying an advertisement for the present work laid in.

Binding worn, rubbed, bumped, and soiled; spine defective. Very minor internal wear; light uniform browning; minor offsetting from illustrative plate to title.

Crotch was a noted English composer, organist, and theorist. "He was an exceptional child prodigy and became one of the most distinguished English musicians of his day ... [He] was highly influential as a lecturer and writer on musical subjects. His Elements of Musical Composition, published in 1812 and twice reprinted, was much in demand as a manual for beginners, as were his books on thoroughbass and piano playing." Nicholas Temperley and Simon Heighes in Grove Music Online.

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