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Its Theory and Practice

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108038799


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  • The music scholar, composer and editor Ebenezer Prout (1835–1909) is best known for his edition of Handel's Messiah and as the man who put words to the fugue subjects in Bach's Well-tempered Klavier. He taught at the Royal Academy of Music (numbering Henry Wood amongst his pupils) and the reputation he established through his works on music theory gained him the post of Professor of Music at Trinity College, Dublin. This is the sixteenth (1903) edition, of his 1889 treatise on harmony which ran through over twenty editions, such was its popularity. This edition marks a significant change in Prout's approach to the theory of harmony, moving from a scientific exposition using the harmonic series to a more aesthetic style, which resulted in extensive re-casting of the work and an entirely new key to the exercises. This reprint includes the analytical key to the exercises.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108038799
    • length: 514 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 597 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the sixteenth edition
    1. Introduction
    2. Key, or tonality
    3. The general laws of part-writing
    4. The diatonic triads of the major key
    5. The diatonic triads of the major key (continued)
    6. The inversions of the triads of a major key
    7. The minor key: its diatonic triads and their inversions
    8. The chord of the dominant seventh
    9. Key relationships - modulation to nearly related keys - false relations
    10. Unessential discords (I) - auxiliary notes, passing notes, and anticipation
    11. Unessential discords (II) - suspensions
    12. The chord of the dominant ninth
    13. The chord of the dominant eleventh
    14. The chord of the dominant thirteenth
    15. Chromatic triads - the chromatic scale
    16. Chromatic chords of the seventh
    17. Chromatic chords of the ninth - false notation - enharmonic modulation
    18. Chromatic chords of the eleventh and thirteenth
    19. The chord of the augmented sixth
    20. Pedals
    21. Harmony in fewer and more than four parts
    Appendix A. The ecclesiastical modes
    Appendix B. The harmonic series
    Analytical key to the exercises in the sixteenth and subsequent editions of Harmony: Its Theory and Practice.

  • Author

    Ebenezer Prout

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