[Notes towards a general history of music], [ca. 1776].


Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. [Notes towards a general history of music], [ca. 1776].

[Notes towards a general history of music], [ca. 1776].

Manuscript, in a single hand, with many corrections, of notes used in the preparation of Burney's History of Music. The manuscript contains primarily notes on pre-Baroque music, including commentaries on ancient Greek and Roman musicians and a discussion of "Whether Harmonic Music was in use in the first ages of the Church?" The author also includes a copy of a "warrant from Queen Elizabeth to...Sr. Roger Mostyn for assembling the Welsh Bards."

1 v. (270 p.) ; 21 x 17 cm.

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