A Popular History of the Art of Music

From the Earliest Times Until the Present

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,733 / 384 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,231
Added to site: 2007.01.06
mnybks.net#: 15735
Genres: Music, History
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ded over all the higher operations of the mind and imagination. Thus the name "music," when applied to an art, contains a suggestion of an inspiration, a something derived from a special inner light, or from a higher source outside the composer, as all true imagination seems to be to those who exercise it.

2. Music has to do with tones, sounds selected on account of their musical quality and relations. These tones, again, before becoming music in the artistic sense, must be so joined together, set in order, controlled by the human imagination, that they express sentiment. Every manifestation of musical art has in it these two elements: The fit selection of tones; and, second, the use of them for expressing sentiment and feeling. Hence the practical art of music, like every other fine art, has in it two elements, an outer, or technical, where trained intelligence rules, and teaching and study are the principal means of progress; and an inner, the imagination

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