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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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
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
First Publication. 1685
Language Portuguese
Dedication Blessed Virgin Mary
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Renaissance

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  • 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’."