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Musica Getutscht: A Treatise on Musical Instruments (1511) by Sebastian Virdung

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Musica getutscht (Basel, 1511) is the earliest printed treatise on musical instruments in the West. Written by a priest and chapel singer named Sebastian Virdung, it provided rudimentary instruction on playing three instruments: the clavichord, the lute and the recorder. This early 'do-it-yourself' manual of instruction not only tells us about music-making in that era, it also illumines other aspects of society in the years just before the Reformation. Its author communicates in a popular style, choosing a mixture of media: ...

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Musica Getutscht: A Treatise on Musical Instruments (1511) by Sebastian Virdung
2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521032773

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Musica Getutscht: A Treatise on Musical Instruments (1511) by Sebastian Virdung
1993, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521308304

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