Printed Sheet Music

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Printed Sheet Music

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Item No: foc0000236
Title: Printed Sheet Music
Publication Year: ca. 1650
Media Type: Realia
Source: Rare Book Department

A printed music sheet printed using movable type with the red and blue coloring added later in additional presses. Printing music differed from printing script alone in that the precision and complexity needed for musical composition - musical notation, chords, dynamic markings, etc. - was far greater.  Words or text were aligned vertically with the musical notation, whereas the space between notes needed to be aligned horizontally.

Call Number: Traveling Treasures

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