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SYNTAGMA MUSICUM II, De Organographia, Parts III – V, with Index By Quentin Faulkner, Michael Praetorius
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Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) was a musician, organist, and Kapellmeister. His three-volume Syntagma musicum (Musical Encyclopedia, 1614-1619) was the first comprehensive treatment of music in... More > the German language. This publication is the first English translation of Volume II, Parts III–V, specifically on the organ, which Praetorius declares “a perfect (indeed one might also say ‘most perfect’) musical instrument … which … takes pride of place above all other musical instruments, most of which can be incorporated into this single instrument.” This work includes “A precise description of ancient and modern organs, their manual and pedal keyboards, bellows, stoplists, and various kinds of stops, as well as how to tune regals and harpsichords easily and precisely; and what to consider when accepting a [newly built] organ, together with with an appended detailed table … “ This edition shows the German original on the left and the English translation on the facing right-hand pages.< Less
Musica mechanica organoedi / Musical mechanics for the organist, Part 1 By Jacob Adlung, Quentin Faulkner
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This is Part 1 of the first English translation of Musica mechanica organoedi, published in Berlin in 1768. The German text and its English translation are presented on facing pages. Part 1 includes... More > all of “Volume One” of the original edition, except the Stoplists from Chapter 10. Jacob Adlung (1699-1762) was a musician and scholar and organist at the Predigerkirche in Erfurt. His work focuses primarily on the organ, from the perspective of the information an organist might need to know about the instrument, including building, maintenance, tuning, repair, definitions of hundreds of organ stops, and stoplists of hundreds of central European organs of the 18th century. This is Part 1 of a three-part edition.< Less
Musica mechanica organoedi / Musical mechanics for the organist, Part 3 By Jacob Adlung, Quentin Faulkner
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This is Part 3 of the first English translation of Musica mechanica organoedi, published in Berlin in 1768. The German text and its English translation are presented on facing pages. Part 3 includes... More > all the Stoplists printed in the original work and all the stoplists cited from other sources but not originally included, plus bibliography, index, etc. Jacob Adlung (1699-1762) was a musician and scholar and organist at the Predigerkirche in Erfurt. His work focuses primarily on the organ, from the perspective of the information an organist might need to know about the instrument, including building, maintenance, tuning, repair, definitions of hundreds of organ stops, and stoplists of hundreds of central European organs of the 18th century. This is Part 3 of a three-part edition.< Less

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