Brevi notizie storiche sulla Congregazione ed Accademia de' maestri e professori di musica di Roma sotto l'invocazione di Santa Cecilia
by ALFIERI, Pietro 1801-1863
Roma: M. Perego-Salvioni, 1845. First Edition. OCLC no. 13083681.Alfieri was an Italian musicologist and composer. "Ordained a Roman priest in 1823, his life was entirely directed towards the deliverance of liturgical music from what he saw as the debased theatrical style of contemporary composers and the neglect and incompetence of singers and organists in regard to Gregorian chant and Renaissance music. He contributed most importantly to this goal through his editions, particularly the Raccolta di musica sacra (Rome, 1841-6), the seven volumes of which provided the first large modern collection of Palestrina's music. Palestrina was Alfieri's ideal for new church music, which, according to his Ristabilimento, should be grave, succinct and suited in expression to the words, which were to be presented clearly and with few repetitions. His own compositions, many of them published at Rome, exemplified these principles." Dennis Libby and Emanuele Senici in Grove Music Online.. Octavo. Original publisher's decorative wrappers with titling printed within decorative border. 1f. (title), 3-67, 68 (table of contents), 69-72 (general index and printer's note) pp. With a catalog of Alfieri's other works to recto of lower wrapper and a printed date of March 1, 1845 to verso. Wrappes somewhat worn, browned, soiled and stained, with minor loss; upper detached; spine split. Slightly worn, soiled and foxed; preliminary leaves detached. (Inventory #: 26777)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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