Arte minima (Silva, Manuel Nunes da)

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Publisher. Info. Lisbon: João Galrão, 1685.
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Publisher. Info. Lisbon: Miguel Manescal, 1704.
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Publisher. Info. Lisbon: Antonio Manesca, 1725.
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Work Title Arte minima
Alternative. Title Title-page transcription
Arte minima, que com semibreve prolaçam tratta em tempo breve, os modas da maxima, & Longa sciencia da Musica. Offerecida a Sacratissima Virgem Maria Senhora Nossa, debaixo da Invocação da Quietaçam, cuja imagem esta em a Santa Sé desta Cidade, por seu author o P. Manoel Nunes da Sylva, mestre cathedratico do Collegio de S. Catharina do Illustrissimo Senhor Arcebispo, & do Coro da Paroquial Igreja de Santa Maria Magdalena, no qual foi baptizado. (in first edition)
Composer Silva, Manuel Nunes da
First Publication. 1685
Language Portuguese
Dedication Blessed Virgin Mary
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Renaissance

Misc. Comments

  • According to Grove Music, this treatise has sections on polyphony, counterpoint, plainchant, and a "‘Trattado das Explanaçoens’ embracing the following topics: ‘The excellences of music and how it should be used’, ‘Who invented and developed music’, ‘Musical definitions and distinctions’, ‘Signs, deductions, notes [of the hexachord], properties and mutations’, ‘Clefs, divisions and genera’, ‘Intervals’, ‘Modes’, ‘Figured music’, ‘Mensural music’ and ‘The many forms of music’."