Biciniorum libri duo (Calvisius, Seth)

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Fynnjamin (2010/7/18)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Jacob Apel, 1612.
Misc. Notes Vox Inferior also contains 'Canones de Canendi Ratione', exercises for ornamentation.
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Work Title Biciniorum libri duo
Alternative. Title Title-page transcription
Biciniorum / Libri duo: / quorum prior septuaginta / numero continet ad Sententias / Evangeliorum anniversariorum / à / Setho Calvisio musico / decantata. / Posterior verò Nonaginta, tàm cum textu quàm sine te- / xtu, à praestantißimis Musicis concinnata. / Omnia ad usum Studiosorum sese in hac arte exercentium & oble- / ctantium accomodata & edita. Studio & opera ejusdem Autoris.
[Two books of bicinia: the first of them containing 70, composed by Seth Calvisius on aphorisms from the gospels, which are suitable for the liturgical year. The second [containing] not less than 90, some with text, some without, by the most eminent musicians. This all fitted and edited for students exercising and enjoying this art. Through the zeal and the work of the same author.]
Composer Calvisius, Seth
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISC 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 books:
Book 1 - 71 bicinia by Calvisius
Book 2 - 91 bicinia by various composers
Canones de canendi ratione
First Publication. 1607
Language Latin (some pieces untexted)
Dedication Hieronimo Brehmio and Johanni Werchav
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 2 voices/instruments

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