By Egon Wellesz
The background of Byzantine track and Hymnography used to be first released in 1949 and has for ten years been the traditional textbook in this topic. contemporary development during this box, besides the fact that, due partly to the author's personal paintings, has made a moment revised and enlarged version invaluable. The sections on Byzantine liturgy and on Byzantine notation were rewritten and significantly prolonged. New chapters were additional at the melismatic kind and on liturgical chant right. hence, for the 1st time, the full box of Byzantine musicology has been lined and the second one version could be integral not just to all these attracted to Byzantine reviews but additionally to scholars of japanese liturgy. Egon Joseph Wellesz (1885-1974) was once an Austrian composer, musicologist, and instructor. His value as a composer rests mainly on his degree works and symphonies. whereas his inventive profession used to be divided among Vienna and Oxford, his musical type was once unpredictable, exhibiting his affection for gorgeous melody usually with extensive leaps and angular in profile. Wellesz studied in Vienna less than Schoenberg - purportedly his first inner most student - in addition to Guido Adler, who based the musicological institute in Vienna and was once a number one editor of the Denkmäler der Tonkunst Österreich. those twin affects formed a lot of his musical and scholarly inspiration. In 1913, Wellesz embarked upon what might develop into a lifelong examine of Byzantine track.
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Sidney to Hanau, June 12, 1575, Staats- und Universitäts-Bibliothek Hamburg MS. Supellex Epistolica 48, 190-91, printed as letter 23 of the "Correspondence" in The Complete Works of Sir Philip Sidney, ed. Albert Feuillerat (Cambridge, 1912-26), III, 73-183 (this section hereafter to be cited as "F"). Both these letters are apparently holographic, as are both the new letters, which together constitute an unbound file: 2. Sidney to Hanau, May 3, 1575, and 4. Sidney to Hanau, March 30, 1577 (misdated 1573 in a later hand), Staatsarchiv Marburg /Lahn 86 Hanau a831 (not 1831, as this writer incorrectly indicated in the note added in proof to "A Supplementary Inventory of Sir Philip Sidney's Correspondence," MP, LXVII , 181).
My very good Lord: For not visiting your Excellency on my way back as I had promised, I beg you again and again to accept all my apologies; I had been forced by orders from the Queen and from my parents so to hurry on my travels that I was entirely unable not only to pay you that call, much as I owed it to you, but even to nurse the serious illness from which I was suffering. Therefore I ask you as earnestly as I can to rest assured that either your courtesies or a certain inner prompting has so disposed me toward you that not only would I gladly have paid you the call (which would necessarily have been rather to mine 11.
5 An ambassador needed a good command of Latin: all his life, Languet cajoled Sidney into keeping up that language (which is one reason why Languet insisted that Sidney send him a constant stream of letters). An ambassador needed to know history: Languet introduced Sidney to the best writers, modern as well as ancientand history was the only subject in which Sidney altogether pleased his mentor. On the other hand, Languet discouraged excessive attention to Greek or astronomya little knowledge was quite sufficientbecause he anticipated that Sidney would ultimately have to tear himself away from literary pleasures.