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RAMONEDA, Ignacio Gali de

Arte de Canto-Llano.   Compendiado por el P.Fr. Juan Rodó . . para que los particulares adquieran con brevedad y poco trabajo la inteligencia y destreza conveniente.


Madrid, Oficina de Don Francisco Martinez Dávila, 1827.


Small 4to.  184 pp., (2) ff.   Contemporary calf.   With ownership signature on title p. & verso of last f.   Traces of worming in upper gutter margin of pp. 1 - 10, on last f. & end free end-paper.

"(Ramoneda) became a monk in the order of St. Jerome at the monastery of El Escorial where he taught plainsong and remained until his death   His brother Pablo Ramoneda, also a monk at El Escorial, was the maestro de capilla.   Ignacio's treatise Arte de canto llano (Madrid 1778) circulated widely in Spain;  a second edition (abridged by Juan Rodó, organist at the monastery) was published in 1827.   Ramoneda also compiled the Indice de la insigne libreria del coro de este Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo (MS, c1775, E-E), the earliest catalogue of the monastery's collection.   In the same archives are a number of his compositions;  a mass, five Lamentations for Holy Week and psalms, some with instruments and continuo.   In his lifetime he was renowned for his remarkable skill on the organ and other instruments, but his subsequent reputation is based on his plainsong manual" (New Grove, v. 20, p. 811).

Palau 247641.   Angelés & Subirá, Cat. musical de la Bibl. Nac. de Madrid, I, p. 438. 



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