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By Marshall Long

ISBN-10: 0124555519

ISBN-13: 9780124555518

THE publication on acoustics for non-acousticians. Comprehensive,concise, and entirely obtainable for someone with an curiosity in acoustics. THE "go to" textual content for audio engineers, sound designers, and musicians who are looking to greater comprehend the actual global that without delay results their artwork.

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He was a priest and later (1709) music director at a school for foundling girls, the Seminario dell’Ospitale della Pieta. His intricate compositions for the violin and other instruments of the time feature highly detailed passages characteristic of what is now known as chamber music, written for small rooms or salons. Protestant Music In Protestant northern Europe the spoken word was more important to the religious service than in the Catholic south. The volume of the northern church buildings was reduced to provide greater clarity of speech.

Heretofore room shapes had evolved organically, the Italian opera from the Greek and Roman theaters, and the Northern European concert halls from basilican churches and rectangular ballrooms. Many of these rooms were enormously successful and are still today marvels of empirical acoustical design, although there were also those that were less than wonderful. The larger rooms begat more serious difficulties imposed by excessive reverberation and long delayed reflections. Concerts were performed in the famous Crystal Palace designed by Joseph Paxton, which had housed the Great Exhibition of 1851 and was later moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham Hill in 1854.

Music began to be incorporated into church services in the form of the oratorio, a sort of religious opera staged without scenery or costumes. In Rome the Italian courts were opulent enough to embrace opera as a true spectacle. Pope Urban VII commissioned the famous Barberini theater based on a design of Bernini, which held 3000 people and opened in 1632 with a religious opera by Landi. In the Baroque era instrumental music achieved a status equal to vocal music. Musical instruments became highly sophisticated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and in some cases achieved a degree of perfection in their manufacture that is unmatched today.

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