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Lot 23 (Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport, 31st July 2020)

Coferati (Matteo)

Coferati (Matteo)

Il Cantore addottrinato, ovvero Regole del canto corale…, second edition, title within woodcut typographical border, many musical examples throughout and two woodcuts of the Guidonian hand (one showing the method of finding the keys of the Canto Fermo, and the other that of finding the keys of the Canto Corale), light age yellowing, occasional spotting, contemporary limp vellum, ink title to spine, soiled, [Library of Congress, Early Books on Music: 61; Eitner, III, 4], 8vo, Vangelisti, Florence, n.d. [1691].

*** Matteo Coferati was a priest, and cantore at the Florentine cathedral. His textbook on singing contains rules and instructions for church singing, especially the ‘Cantus Firmus’ ("Il modo di mantenere il Coro semper alla medesima altezza di voce; di ripigliare dove resta l'Organo; d'intonare molte cose"), the Songs of the church year, hymns etc.

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