ATHANASIUS KIRCHER

OF FULDA

ELDER OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS.

UNIVERSAL

MUSIC-MAKING

OR

THE GREAT ART

OF CONSONANCE AND DISSONANCE.

Tome II.

Which contains {
In Book VIII. Wondrous Music.
In Book IX. The Magic of Consonance and Dissonance.
In Book X. The Harmonoy of the World.
Just as the Nightingale produces a thousand sounds upon her tongue,
So the Great Art presents a thousand voices from this, her volume.
Nightingale
“The prophesying bird belongs to Seer Apollo,
Who, they say, is the godfather of music & the father of meter.” Terence.1These lines are unattested in any of Terence's known works.

ROME, from the Press of Lodovico Grignani. In the Jubilee Year 1650.


WITH THE PERMISSION OF HIS SUPERIORS.

Rough translations of selected passages by A. Boxer

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