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Context of The royal melody compleat: or, The new harmony of Sion. : In three books. Containing I. A new and correct introduction to the grounds of musick, rudimental, practical, and techmical. II. A new and compleat body of church musick, adapted to the most select portions of the book of Psalms, of either versions; with many fuging chorus's, and Gloria Patri's to the whole. III. A new, and select number of services, chants, hymns, anthems, and canons, suited to several occasions; and many of them never before printed; set by the greatest masters in the world. The whole are composed in two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight, mysical parts, according to the nicest rules; consisting of soul's fuges, and choras's correctly set in score for voices, or organ: and fitted for all teachers, learnrss, and musical societies, &c. With a preface on church-musick, shewing the beauty and excellency thereof. The second edition. By William Tans'ur, Senior, musico theorico
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