Monday, March 7, 1892

A course of four lectures on The Early Developments of the Forms of Instrumental Music by Professor Niecks.
Lecture 1. - Instrumental Music before the 17th Century

Introductory remarks on instrumental music generally - The earliest instrumental music transmitted to us - The earliest printed instrumental music - Different classes of instrumental music - The style of the early instrumental music - Form in music - The instrumental forms employed in the16th century



Mr T. H. Collinson - organ
Mr H Dambmann - violin
unnamed  - violin
Mr F. Laubach - viola
Mr A. Scott Jupp - viola
Mr Alfred Gallrein

Lecture Recital given by Professor Niecks
It is possible that he may have played violin alongside Mr Dambmann


Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


1. (a) "Ascensus simplex" from Conrad Paumann's "Fundamentum Organisandi" (1452). - (b) The melody "Der summer," no. 41, from  the Lochheimer Song-book. - (c) The same melody with a floral discant, from the "Fundamentum Organisandi". - (d) Another secular song arranged for the organ, with a more florid discant, by George von Puteheim. - (e) A Præambulum by an anonymous composer. - the last two pieces are of nearly the same time as Paumann's work, and form part of the same manuscript.

2. Calata de Strambotti from Joan Ambrosio Dalza's "Tabulatura de Lauto" (1508)

3. "Pete quid vis" from Arnold Schlick's "Tabulatur etlicher lobgesang und lidleinuff die orgeln und lauten" (1512)

4. Preambala [sic] in ut manualiter from Kleber's organ book (about 1520)

5. Basse Dance, with its Tourdion, from a collection of dances published in 1530 by the French printer, Pierre Attaignant.

6. Fuga for four Geigen (viols) from Hans Gerle's "Music Teusch" (1532)

7.  A three-part Ricercare by Adrian Willaert, published about the middle of the sixteenth century.

8.  Ronde, Saltarelle, and Allemande from a collection of dances published by Tielman Susato, at Antwerp, in 1551.

9.  An Allemande of the year 1575 from the elder Andre Danican Philidor's manuscript collection in the library of the Paris Conservatoire.

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