By Chick Corea
Out of print self released publication via Chick Corea with a few of his insights into enjoying the piano, comping, making time, composing, and his own regulations as a musician.
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De Sola as oldest, is not one of the least characteristic : Lento senza tempo. H 8 1 i 1 1 I I I I j 1 1 N ^ |~"d" i " J ' '— The specimen given when my lectures were delivered, was No. 44 of M. de Sola s collection : a ' Melody of the Blessing of the Priests,' regarding which we are assured that tradition exists that it is identical with that sung in the Temple, where, as it was known, the priestly choirs were daily wont to bless the people, agreeably to the command to them in Numbers vi. 22-26.
Here, for example, is the phrase noted by Laborde, and used twice by Weber in his ' Oberon/ first as a march on which a brilliant vocal solo could be embroidered: The same phrase, with a happy touch of inversion and change of rhythm, was employed by Weber at a later period of c Oberon 5 as the dance tune breathed from the horn of the Fairy King: That such closeness of interval is a frequent, if not a constant characteristic of Turkish music, maybe seen by half a score of other examples. ' Music from the East.
De Sola, the priest of the Spanish and Portu- ^8 National Music of the World. guese congregations in London. This furnishes illustrations of great value, whether they be considered collaterally with reference to the music of other countries, or singly, as standing on their own merits. They may be divided into two sections: the first containing those chants of a wayward rudeness, so constant to oriental cries, and so perplexing to the ear be they ever so explicable, as having originated in the speaker's desire to help his voice.