Bernarr Rainbow is widely recognised as the leading authority on the history of music education, from the Greeks up to the present day, as attested by his comprehensive study Music in Educational Thought and Practice. His ambitious series, Classic Texts in Music Education, provides editions of manuals covering methods of teaching music from the sixteenth century to the twentieth. Professor Rainbow wrote detailed prefaces to the manuals, which are conveniently collected in this volume, offering insights into and analysis of those who taught music in different times and places and the methods they employed. They have been put into full context by GORDON COX.
Table of Contents1518 George Rhau, Enchiridion utrisque musica practicae1539 Martin Agricola, Rudimentum musices1550 Lois Bourgeois, Le droit chemin de musique1587 William Bathe, Briefe Introduction to the Skill of Song1731 J. C. Pepusch, Treatise on Harmony1742 J. J. Rousseau, Projet concernant de nouveaux signes1801 Anne Gunn, Introduction to Music1806 A. F. C. Kollmann, A New Theory of Practical Harmony1906 J. W. Callcott, Musical Grammar1809 H. G. Nägeli, (i) Die Pestalozzische Gesangbildungslehre1810 H. G. Nägeli, (ii) Gesangbildungslehre1818 P. Galin, Rationale for a New Way of Teaching Music1812 W. Crotch, Elements of Musical Education1815 J. B. Logier, Companion to the Patent Royal Chiroplast1819 J. Kemp, A New System of Musical Education1819 M. P. (D. Kilner), Child's Introduction to Thorough Bass1830 F. J. Fétis, La musique mise à la portée de tout le monde1831 W. Crotch, Substance of Several Courses of Lectures1831 W. C. Stafford, History of Music1833 J. Turner, Manual of Instruction in Vocal Music1835 S. Glover, Scheme for Rendering Psalmody Congregational1836 W. E. Hickson, The Singing Master1836 A. Rodwell, The Juvenile Pianist1839 A. B. Marx, Allgemeine Musiklehre, trans (1853)1824 E. Jue de Bernval, La musique apprise sans maître